SPSCC Food Pantry

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Located adjacent to the bookstore in the Student Union Building, the SPSCC Food Pantry provides food to students weekly:

Tue, Wed, Thu — 1:00-4:00 pm
(Closed for Winter Break, Dec. 11–Jan. 1)

The food pantry is a partnership between SPSCC Student Leadership, the SPSCC Foundation, and Thurston County Food Bank. Hygiene kits will be provided in partnership with the YWCA, and free children's books will be provided in partnership with the South Sound Reading Foundation.

Food Pantry FAQs

Who can use the food pantry?

Students, faculty, staff, and any members of our community; no one will be turned away who is in need of food.

How and where can we donate to the food pantry?

At this time, SPSCC will be a distribution site. Donations can be made at the Thurston County Food Bank or on campus in the Thurston County Food Bank blue bins available in Buildings 34 and 35. There are other drop-off locations in the Thurston County area. More information on drop-off locations: http://thurstoncountyfoodbank.org/food-drop-off-locations/.

Student Leadership will be gathering student feedback on highest priority needs, and will use this information to host a SPSCC Food Pantry drive in November. Please stay tuned for more information as this will be an opportunity to donate directly to our campus food pantry space.

How many times can someone visit the food pantry per week?

Visits can be made to the food pantry once per week. Each person will be provided a shopping list that will guide a person’s visit as to what is available and the quantities of each item.

On a regular basis, the Food Pantry will provide canned fruits, canned vegetables, soups, tomato products, peanut butter (when available), Mac & Cheese, cereal, bread, pastries, packaged desserts, and dry goods.

The Food Pantry will not provide any refrigerated items (dairy, meats, eggs). If that is needed, students can access the main Thurston County Food Bank.

Does the food pantry offer anything else besides food?

Yes, the Food Pantry offers hygiene packs and children’s books.

Do I need to provide my name?

At check-in, we do require a name be submitted on the form for data purposes only. If a person prefers more anonymity, an alternate name can be used. However, that name must be used consistently at each visit; we need a name so we can make sure that we are equally giving everyone an opportunity to use the food pantry. If you are an SPSCC student, we would also want to see your Student ID, to see how many students we are serving.

How does the food pantry get its items?

The SPSCC Food Pantry receives items from the Thurston County Food Bank. We are one out of 17 satellite pantries getting items from them. We receive hygiene packets from The Other Bank (YWCA). We also get children’s books from the South Sound Reading Foundation.

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