Food Pantry

Facing Food insecurity?

The Edmonds Community College Food Pantry

 

If you are unable to access to food on a regular basis, we are here for you. We know you can't do your best in class on an empty stomach and we want to help you succeed. However, the pantry is not meant as a way to get a free snack, it is for those in need.

The Edmonds CC Food Pantry, located upstairs in the Triton Student Center (Brier 240), is a free service available to Edmonds CC students and employees experiencing food needs. Thanks to the Green Fund, the Edmonds CC Foundation and the Associated Students of Edmonds Community College (ASEdCC) for their support.  

twitterItems typically available include: non-perishable food items such as canned food, pastas, grains, dried fruits, as well as limited kitchen utensils, and hygiene products. 

Requirements

  • All students and employees must have a current EdPass to access the Food Pantry, or write down their name and SID numbers.
  • Students and staff can utilize the pantry no more than once a week
  • Everyone who uses the pantry must sign a disclaimer that releases Edmonds CC from liability.  
  • Each person must be present to receive supplies. 

Summer Quarter Hours* (starting week of July 2):

  • Mondays: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

*Hours subject to change. For emergency food access during off hours, please see Diana Bustos in the Center for Student Cultural Diversity and Inclusion (CSCDI), located in Brier 154.

Donations Needed:

You can help support the Edmonds CC Food Pantry by donating nonperishable food items! All donations will be used to stock the Food Pantry and support members of the college campus community. Items needed inlcude: 

  • Canned fruits, vegetables, soups and meats
  • Dried fruits and meats
  • Oatmeal, grains, rice, pasta
  • Nuts, nut butters, and seeds
  • Other non-perishable food items

Other Items Accepted:

  • Kitchen utensils        
  • Hygiene products (shampoo, deodorant, etc.)

Sign Up to Volunteer

Check each week for the sign up times to help out.

Why a Food Pantry?

The lack of access to affordable, nutritious food is common at colleges and universities across the country. Studies have shown that students with food needs have lower completion rates and students who are unable to access nutritional food tend to not do as well academically.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Q: Who can use the food pantry?
A: Any currently enrolled student at Edmonds Community College.

Q: How often can I use the food pantry?
A: Once per week. You will be able to select a limited number of food items.

Q: What kind of food can I get at the pantry?       
A:  Non-perishable items: bars, pepperoni, nuts, raisins, canned soup, stew, beans, vegetables, fruit, noodles, ramen, rice, pasta, shelf stable milk, and juice. We also have toiletry items, like toothbrushes, soap and pads.

Q: Do I need to provide my name?       
A: Yes. You will also need to swipe your EdPass or show a registration receipt, provide your zip code, and sign a dislaimer form. Please bring your own bag or backpack.

Q: How is the food pantry funded?      
A: The Pantry is free for students. It is funded partially with student service and activity fees, the Campus Green Fund, donations and food drives. 

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