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WSCC Food Pantry

On our campus, food insecurity is very real and if you are experiencing it right now, you need to know you are not alone. More importantly, we want you to know that your campus family cares and we want to help. That's why we divised the WSCC Food Pantry. This critically important campus resource is the result of a generous grant from the Marietta Welfare League.

Goal

The WSCC Food Pantry distributes nutritious emergency food to students and their families. For our initial rollout, 10 qualified students and their dependents will receive a three-day selection of nutritious food. To aid in our success, we are working in collaboration with the Marietta Community Food Pantry, the Southeastern Ohio Food Bank, the Harvest of Hope, and other pantries in the region.

To give students some choice in the foods they receive each week, we've designed the pantry as a Choice Pantry. After the student makes their selections from a menu, the items are collected and boxed for pick-up later in the week. Initially, the pantry will be staffed by CSS/Library staff and work study students.

While our first pantry disbursement supports a limited number of students, our goal is to expand. We plan to give ongoing help to even more students as well as offer emergency assistance when needed. Ultimately, this growth will rely on both monetary and food contributions, as well as the support of volunteers.

How to Apply

All students who suffer food insecurity are urged to apply. Applications are collected and reviewed to select those most in need.

Food Pantry Application

Access

As a Choice Pantry, students have the flexibility of selecting food items that suit their taste/diet. They are, however, limited on the amount of food they can request from each category. These limits are based on available inventory and the student’s family situation.

*While use of the pantry is anonymous, it's important to note that students are required to show their ID when picking up food.

Location

The food pantry is located in the CSS/Library building and can be accessed from the upper student parking lot from either the rear or main entrances.

Hours

Beginning March 2020, pantry pick-ups are Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Flexible pick-up times are available.

Ways You Can Help

Donate Food - You can drop-off non-perishable food items at the Center for Student Success Monday- Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Volunteer  - From stocking shelves to packing boxes, we need your help. Contact centerforstudentsuccess@wscc.edu or 740.568.1913 to get involved.
Make a Donation - Support the pantry's sustainability. Make a monetary donation through the WSCC Foundation.

Questions?

If you need more information regarding donations of food, applications, or menus, call 740.568.1913, Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. or email dunsold1@wscc.edu.

Needed Items

Canned chicken, Tuna, Salmon
Crackers
Pop Tarts
Trail Mixes
Healthy Snacks
Breakfast items (granola bars, oatmeal, etc.)
Peanut Butter
Canned Vegetables
Canned Fruit

Cereal
Canned tomatoes
Rice
Shelf Stable Milk
Mashed Potatoes
Bottled Water
Bottled Juices (cranberry,apple etc.)
Hygiene (deodorant, feminine products)
Toiletries