Introducing the NEST 

Makayla Shindler, Staff Reporter

The Nest is a food bank for students in need at Fairmont State University. The mission of the Nest is to provide these students with resources like food and hygiene products. The Nest is open to all current students, but you will need to bring a valid student ID when visiting. This service is located on the second floor in the Falcon Center, right next to the Falcon Commons entrance and the Student Government Association officeAlthough hours vary from semester to semester, the current hours of operation are: 

Monday: 8 a.m. – 12:45 a.m. / 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. 

Tuesday: 8 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. / 4:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. 

Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. / 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. 

Thursday: 8 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. / 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. 

Friday: 8 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. 

Saturday: CLOSED 

Sunday: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. 

Items that the Nest carries include canned foods, boxed meals, grab n’ go snacks, toothpaste, feminine hygiene products, deodorant, and soap. If you’re interested in donating to the Nest, they are more than happy to take non-perishable items and flip-top cans. There are multiples ways to donate! You can drop off the items at the Nest during the hours of operation, at the reception desk, or online via Amazon. If the Nest happens to be closed, do not skip a meal! Here are a few local food banks: 

Soup Opera: 304-367-1098 

Shepherd’s Corner: 304-842-6352 

United Way: 
Marion County: 304-366-4550 
Monongalia and Preston Counties: 304-296-7525 
Harrison, Doddridge, and Taylor Counties: 304-624-6337 

Connecting Link: 
Marion County: 304-363-4882 
Monongalia County: 304-296-3300 
Harrison County: 304-623-6681 

For any additional information on the Nest, you can contact Robin Yeager at 304-367-4783 or robin.y[email protected], or Spencer Flanagan at 304-367-4705 ospencer.f[email protected].