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WSU System Food Pantries

Despite statewide restrictions placed on the food service industry in response to COVID-19, Washington State University continues to offer food pantries for students who need support.

Please note that food pantry services have been adjusted at all campuses. Updated information for each campus is provided below:

  • WSU Pullman

    Food Pantry Go Bags

    The Office for Access and Opportunity, Women*s Center, Center for Civic Engagement, and Office of the Dean of Students are partnering to coordinate food pantry go-bags for WSU Pullman students.

    Food Pantry Go Bags are a way to provide food while respecting social distancing guidelines to keep all members of our community safe. We will do our best to ensure each bag contains a variety of protein, grains, vegetables, fruit, and snacks. We also have a limited supply of hygiene items and safer sex supplies.

    Students can fill out this form to request food and schedule pick-up. If you have questions about this request form, contact the Office for Access & Opportunity at aea@wsu.edu or (509) 335-1280. 

  • WSU Everett

    WSU Everett is currently providing pre-packaged food for curbside pickup. Students can request food by emailing Anna McLeod at anna.mcleod2@wsu.edu or emailing Holly Longman at holly.longman@wsu.edu.

  • WSU Vancouver

    Due to supply chain challenges, the WSU Vancouver food pantry has limited its hours of operation to 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Wednesdays, and noon - 4 p.m. on Fridays. 

    Presently, the Student Activities Board, ASWSUV, and the Office of Student Involvement have collaborated to offer care packages for students. The care packages include food, cleaning supplies, hygiene products, and games/activities for kids. They are available for pick up every Tuesday from noon - 2 p.m. through April 28.

    WSU Vancouver students can email aswsuv.dla@wsu.edu with the subject line “Care Package” to reserve a package.

  • WSU Spokane

    The WSU Spokane Campus Pantry is now open Thursdays from 12:45 - 2:45 p.m. Students are encouraged to park in the first rows of the Orange 1 lot and access the pantry through the SAC Building loading dock. Students should form a line, stand at least 6 feet apart, with a maximum of three people at a time.

    Campus Pantry managers are the only ones handling the food and wear gloves during distribution.

  • WSU Tri-Cities

    WSU Tri-Cities Cougar Cupboard offering additional food pick-up at WSU Pasco Extension for students

    The WSU Tri-Cities Cougar Cupboard, sponsored by Lamb Weston, now offers an additional food pick-up area at the WSU Pasco Extension Office beginning Monday, March 30, for students and their families.

    Boxes of nonperishable goods for groups of 1-6 individuals in a family will be available at the location (404 W. Clark Street in Pasco) while supplies last. Hours of operation are:

    • Monday, March 30, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
    • Tuesday, March 31, 10 a.m. – noon
    • Wednesday, April 1, noon – 2 p.m.

    The Cougar Cupboard, sponsored by Lamb Weston at WSU Tri-Cities, will remain open Monday – Wednesday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

    Follow WSU Tri-Cities on Twitter for updates about pick-up times and items available at both areas. 

    When visiting either location, individuals must practice appropriate social distancing measures, instructions on signage, and any staff requests to ensure that food distribution will safely occur.

    Every attempt will be made to make sure each box of food contains pasta, sauces, canned soups, mac and cheese, a variety of canned fruits and vegetables, peanut butter, packaged meals, grains, and cereal.

    The Cougar Cupboard also has a limited supply of milk, brie cheese, 5- and 10-pound frozen potato packages and prepared coleslaw for pick up Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    Students seeking assistance with resources or community referrals are encouraged to submit a Campus Cougar Cares Form or the WSU System Care Network Form.

  • WSU Global

    ASWSU Global is offering grocery reimbursement to help offset grocery bills throughout spring semester. With this program, students can be reimbursed up to $50 for eligible food items, including fresh fruit and vegetables, dairy, meat, poultry and fish, breads and cereals, canned food and other pantry items. Funds are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis. More information can be found here.