2024 Chancellor’s Cup Challenge

December 15, 2023
An octogon white board sign that reads "PNW Food Pantry" The food pantry shelves are in the background.

Get your food pantry donations ready for the 2024 Chancellor’s Challenge!

We are moving this challenge back to the spring semester, where it will stay moving forward! This year’s challenge will be only three days, running from January 29 to 31!

Every item donated has a point value from 1 to 10 points.  These points will vary from year to year depending on the needs of the food pantry.

The winners of the Chancellor’s Challenge will be announced at the Mane Event on Thursday, February 1.

Questions? Please contact Scott Iverson or Sal Cordova.

Update: Thank You PNW Community!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2024 Chancellor’s Cup challenge. We received 7315 items totaling over 3.25 tons!

Congratulations to our winners.

Most Items Collected (Student Organization)

  • Student Athlete Advisory Committee

Most Items Collected (Faculty/ Staff)

  • College Of Humanities, Education And Social Sciences

Overall Winner (Takes Into Account Department Size)

  • College Of Nursing

We appreciate all your support for the PNW Food Pantry!

This year those assigned point totals are:

Food Items

Cereal (Full-Size Boxes) – 10 Points

Peanut Butter – 10 Points

Dry Pasta – 8 Points (Receive 2 bonus points if it includes Sauce*)

Pasta Sauce – 8 Points (Receive 2 bonus points if it includes dry pasta*)

Canned Tuna, Chicken or Spam – 6 Points

Baking Mix – 6 Points

Canned Fruit – 4 Points

Rice – 4 Points

Canned Vegetables – 2 Points

Rice Mix – 2 Points

All Other Items** – 1 Point

*Participants will be awarded two (2) bonus points for bringing in Dry Pasta and Pasta Sauce Together.

**Ramen and other items that come in boxes should not be separated and will count as 1 point per box rather than 1 point per single serving.  Loose ramen or other items that would normally be boxed (while appreciated) will be worth 0 points.

Dropping Items Off

Before you drop items off, please fill out the form.

Drop Off Form

Once you have filled out this form, please proceed to drop off your items at either Hammond or Westville.

Drop-Off Times: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., January 29 through 31, 2024.

Drop-Off Locations: Student Union Library Building (SULB) 307 and the Dworkin Center (DSAC) 1021.


  • Student Organizations/Teams (Each Organization or Athletic Team is their own team and they have their own cup)
  • The highest total amount of points wins.

Each team must donate at least 20 of every item listed on the first page in order to be considered the overall winner.

The scoring system for the Faculty and Staff overall award will take the points accumulated for each team divided by the number of faculty and staff in each area. (Traditional Scoring Method)

  • Honors College/University College
  • College of Technology
  • College of Engineering and Sciences
  • College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Nursing
  • Provost/Academic Affairs
  • Enrollment Management and Student Affairs
  • Institutional Advancement
  • Finance and Administration
  • Information Services
  • Chancellor’s Office/Athletics