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Bearcat Food Pantry

2200 Student Union| Open Monday - Friday | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


On behalf of our Bearcat Food Pantry Committee, we thank the many generous contributors to our Food Pantry.  We could not operate without your support!  Thank you for recognizing the Food Pantry as an important component of our campus.  


Food icon Most Needed Items
Updated July 2020

Most Needed Items:

***peanut butter, canned tuna & chicken

canned and fresh fruit (uncut), fresh bread products, pasta and sauce**** 


feminine hygiene items,  shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, razors,  hand soap, shower gel 


peanut butter, canned tuna & chicken

** fresh fruit now accepted (whole only, cannot be cut) **
fruit cups, canned fruit, jelly or jam

mac and cheese, oatmeal, pasta, cereal bars, granola bars, pancake mix (complete preferred) & syrup, cereal

spaghetti sauce, chicken/tuna helpers, ramen noodles, cake and bread mixes

crackers, fruit snacks, nuts, chips, cookies




NOT NEEDED AT THIS TIME--- canned vegetables



In the pursuit of equity and accessibility for all students and employees, the Bearcat Food Pantry will provide a source of food and necessities for Northwest students and employees. The target audience is individuals who are experiencing food insecurity and hunger. By providing a food pantry our goal is to help students and employees be successful.

Pantry Location & Operation

The food pantry, located in the J.W. Jones Student Union, Room 2200, is accessible from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

We ONLY offer non-perishable foods. Items include canned, boxed and commercially packaged items that are in store-quality condition and are not out dated. It also includes items such as canned fruits and vegetables, boxed macaroni and cheese, and packaged goods such as ramen noodles. We offer personal hygiene items, including soap, shampoo, toilet tissue, feminine products and toothpaste. These are store-quality unopened packages.

Students and employees must have a 919 number to shop.

Stocking the Pantry & Donating to the Pantry

Northwest accepts food donations for the pantry at the Student Engagement Center and the Office of Student Affairs in the Student Union. Monetary donations to support the food pantry should be directed to the Northwest Foundation and are tax deductible (Please specify the Pay-It-Forward Fund or the Bearcat Food Pantry).

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