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Campus Pantry

Food Distribution Days & Times

COVID-19 RELATED UPDATE

The Campus Pantry is still open even though classes have moved online, and remote campus operations are now in effect due to Governor Inslee’s issued “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order. To ensure we still serve WSU Health Sciences and EWU Spokane students while promoting everyone’s safety, we have altered hours and distribution location.

New Hours: Thursdays 12:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

New Location: SAC Building Loading Dock (click here for map)

Distribution Instructions:

We are distributing pre-packaged boxes- these will include the max allotted amount of each shelf-stable food section along with the fresh produce divided up. While supplies last.

Here are the steps:

      1. Pull up in front of the loading dock at SAC building from 12:45-2:45 p.m. (600 N Riverpoint Blvd.)
      2. Pop your trunk and we’ll bring out a pre-packaged box

For your safety, Campus Pantry officers will be the only ones handling the food and will be wearing gloves during distribution. The student shopper will be using their own personal phone/tablet.

Please email us with questions during this time at wsuhealth.campuspantry@wsu.edu.

Campus Pantry Reimbursement Program

With Governor Inslee’s issued “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, the Campus Pantry is offering a temporary grocery reimbursement program for students who cannot access the physical campus pantry. Students can be reimbursed up to $50 for out of pocket costs (before tax) for eligible items. Funds are limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Students can submit a reimbursement request using the Campus Pantry Reimbursement Program Form.

About the Pantry

  • The Campus Pantry is a campus resource for WSU and EWU students to have access to fresh produce and dried goods.
  • A partnership with Second Harvest allows the pantry to stock fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • CP started as a Registered Student Organization formed by Nutrition and Exercise Physiology students and developed into a campus resource given the larger campus commitment to Food Insecurity.

Donations

  • Food donations may be left in the cardboard donations box outside the pantry.
  • The shelf-stable items the pantry stocks are: oatmeal, rice, canned fruit, canned vegetables, canned meals, canned meat, peanut butter, jelly, pasta, pasta sauce and beans. Other food items are welcome.
  • Toiletries and school supplies also are often donated and distributed.
  • Campus food drives are held twice a year and are a contest between departments to see which unit can donate the most food. A trophy is awarded.

History of the Campus Pantry

The Campus Pantry expanded and became a campus resource thanks to the leadership of Brajee Green and Kristina Comstock. Prior to its expansion, Campus Pantry was a Registered Student Organization (RSO) only serving WSU students. It was chartered as an RSO in 2016 by two Nutrition and Exercise Physiology students, Jacob Mullins and Annie Mach. However, the pantry idea started because two Nutrition and Exercise Physiology students saw the need on campus. Charlee Hansen and other members of the NEP Club started the pantry with the name Peers Helping Peers. The name was eventually changed to the Campus Pantry.

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