PLATE Food Pantry

shelves of food in the pantryThe Plate Food Pantry is a campus based, student focused outreach initially launched in March 2020 as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a joint initiative of Student Senate and the Center for Civic Engagement seeking to address the challenge of food insecurity.

The pantry provides non-perishable food, personal care, and hygiene items to students in need. Students complete a form and are provided instructions on picking up a bag containing three to four days’ worth of supplies. Visit PioneerLink for more details on the process.

Interested in Donating?

We're always happy to receive donated non-perishable food and personal care items. All donations may be placed in the designated receptacle located in the hallway on the first floor of the Pioneer Center.

Food pantry donation examples include:

  • Canned food items (low sodium carrots, corn, beats, green beans, etc.)
  • Canned fruit
  • Beans (dehydrated preferred because they can be used for multiple meals)
  • Peanut butter
  • Tuna and canned meat
  • Canned soups and cereal
  • Pasta, macaroni, pasta sauce
  • Brown rice
  • Powdered milk or equivalent
  • Whole wheat bread
  • Crackers
  • 100% Fruit rolls
  • Raisins
  • Graham crackers
  • Applesauce
  • Cheese and crackers
  • Fruit cups
  • Cereal bowls or boxed cereal
  • Pretzels
  • Granola bars (without peanuts or chocolate)
  • Breakfast bars
  • Instant breakfast
  • Oatmeal
  • Protein bars
  • Tea
  • Deodorant (men and women's)
  • Toothpaste
  • Soap
  • Dental floss
  • Toilet paper