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Bearcat Food Pantry

2200 J.W. Jones Student Union


Monday Closed
Tuesday 2 - 4 p.m.
Wednesday 9 - 11 a.m.
Thursday Closed
Friday 8 - 10 a.m
Saturday & Sunday Closed


No appointments needed!

You must check in at the front desk of Student Affairs to enter the pantry. They will hold your Bearcat ID until you are finished shopping. You will not be granted access to the pantry without a Bearcat ID. NO PERSONAL BACKPACKS OR STORAGE CONTAINERS ARE PERMITTED IN THE PANTRY! You will be asked to leave them in the Student Affairs lobby until you return. Once you are done shopping you will bring your plastic bag to the front desk and they will weigh your items and return your Bearcat ID to you.

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

    • Peanut butter
    • Canned tuna and chicken 
    • Fresh fruit (uncut)
    • Fruit cups
    • Canned fruit
    • Jelly or jam
    • Fresh bread products
    • Mac and cheese
    • Oatmeal
    • Pasta and sauce
    • Cereal and granola bars
    • Pancake mix (complete preferred) and syrup
    • Cereal
    • Spaghetti and sauce
    • Chicken/tuna helpers
    • Ramen noodles
    • Cake and bread mixes
    • Crackers
    • Fruit snacks
    • Nuts
    • Chips
    • Cookies
    • Feminine hygiene items
    • Shampoo and conditioner
    • Toothpaste
    • Toothbrushes
    • Deodorant
    • Razors
    • Hand soap and shower gel 


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 Operation

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.

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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Pay It Forward Fund

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