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Office for Access & Opportunity Food Pantry

Come Visit Us!

The Food Pantry is a resource open to WSU students in need of emergency food and/or hygiene products. The Food Pantry is open Monday through Friday, between 8AM and 5PM. Please note that we are closed on University Holidays and during the WSU Holiday Reduced Operations.

NOTE: We will be closed during the WSU Reduced Operations, December 23rd, 2019 - January 1st, 2020.

Students can check in with the Office for Access & Opportunity Front Desk in Lighty 260 (right around the corner from the Welcome Center) for assistance. All Washington State University students (undergraduate and graduate) are eligible to access the food pantry. Please bring your cougar card and your own reusable or plastic bag (we do have a small supply of plastic bags as well). For additional questions, please contact us at (509) 335-1280 or 

Want to Donate?

Donations of canned and unopened non-perishable food and hygiene products are welcome Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM at the Lighty 260 front desk. Suggested items include:

  • Fruits: Canned fruit, raisins, applesauce, canned and boxed 100% juices
  • Vegetables: Canned vegetables, vegetable soup, canned tomato products, spaghetti sauce
  • Grains: Rice and rice mixes, canned pasta, noodles and pastas, macaroni and cheese mix, cereals, muffin mixes
  • Proteins: Canned tuna, canned chicken, canned beef stews, dried beans, baked beans, canned chili, peanut butter
  • Hygiene Items: Shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shaving cream, razors, deodorant, feminine hygiene products
  • Current Needs: vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options

Thank you for all your continued support!

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