During winter break, the Food Pantry remains open from 8AM-10PM every day the University is open. University offices (except for Security Services) are closed Friday, December 22nd through Monday, January 1st. During the University closure, the Food Pantry will only be accessible via keycard 8AM-4PM. The Pantry is scheduled to be restocked by CSS staff on Monday, December 18th and again on either January 3rd or 4th, 2024.

Food Pantry

As a campus community, we strive to promote the well-being and success of all members of our Puget Sound community (students, staff, and faculty). To assist those struggling with food insecurities and/or lack of consistent access to nutritious and/or affordable foods, the Center for Student Support hosts an on-campus food pantry. The pantry includes gluten-free items, frozen meals, noodles, rice, canned fruit, and various other snacks and nutrition options. The pantry also stocks a number of toiletries and hygienic products. We respect the identities and backgrounds of all members on this campus and we strive to make this food pantry a welcoming place for all who need its contents.

We invite you to visit the food pantry at 3215 N 13th Street (house next door to the CSS house). Enter through the front door; the pantry is toward the back of the building.  Hours are as follows: 

  • Every day, 8AM - 10PM (accessible via LoggerCard swipe)

Please email studentsupport@pugetsound.edu if you have questions or comments -- or feel free to use the suggestions/question box within the pantry.

If you would like to donate nonperishable items to the pantry, please use the general donations box located on the porch of the Center for Student Support. Our staff monitors the donation box and the Food Pantry regularly.

Ready-to-make meals that are shelf stable are the most popular items among students.

Any of these items would also be helpful:

  • Applesauce and/or fruit cups
  • Baking mixes
  • Dried fruit
  • Gluten-free items
  • Granola bars
  • Honey
  • Jelly
  • Nuts
  • Oatmeal
  • Pasta
  • Pasta sauce
  • Peanut butter
  • Protein bars

To support the food pantry with a large donation of food items or a large monetary donation, please contact studentsupport@pugetsound.edu.

How to make a monetary donation:

  1. Click this link.
  2. Under the "Designation" section, choose "Other".
  3. In the "Other Designation" text box, write "Food Pantry".