The Yellowjacket food pantry has a new home (formerly located in the Student Health and Counseling Services Office at Marcovich Wellness Center) and is now located on the second floor of Swenson Hall in the Markwood Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning office suite. The purpose of the food pantry is to provide supplemental food and other necessities to students in need of assistance.
Who can use the Pantry?
- Students currently enrolled in classes;
- Students not on a meal plan;
- Students must present Student ID when submitting food request form.
How the Food Pantry Works
- Each student may fill out a food Request Form a maximum of 2 visits a week;
- Our goal is to provide ingredients for 2 nutritionally balanced meals per visit;
- Food request form submission hours: M-F, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- Place the Request Form in the Drop-Box;
- Students who would like to pick up their order at a different time must indicate their delayed pick-up on the Request Form*
- Distribution Hours: M-F, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Yellowjacket Pantry is open for distribution Monday through Friday from 3:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. during the academic year. Food items request forms are available CETL lobby during the regular posted CETL office hours 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Food requests can be completed any time during those hours and left in the dropbox for pickup during regular distribution times. Food requests are dispensed only during the 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. schedule unless other arrangements are made ahead of time. Under those circumstances, you will need to provide a pick-up date and time* on your request, and if you would like you can provide your contact information. If situations arise preventing you from picking up your order at the scheduled time, please contact us.
Food requests can be placed twice per week, and our goal is to provide two nutritionally balanced meals per request (up to 4 meals per week). Based on the information that you provide on the form one of the staff members will fill the order for you based on what is available. We receive most of our food from donations and from the regional food bank. Products offered are dependent on their availability, as well as our financial situation. We try to provide as much variety as possible, while sticking to our budget and providing for the basic food needs of our users.
*Please Note: We would appreciate food requests to be picked up within two days on a delayed pick up, after two days orders will become invalidate and the items will be returned to the shelf. Also, please only request the kinds of food you will actually use, so that we have plenty for everyone.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us and our volunteer coordinator will contact you. If you have any questions, please email us or visit the Yellowjacket Pantry and speak to one of us in person.