Food Pantry

Facing Food insecurity?

For the health and safety of our community, all college offices have moved services online through July 31. College offices will reopen to the public on Aug. 3 pending further announcements.

During the public closure, the food pantry will be closed and the Lynnwood Food Bank will not be on campus. We will instead provide resources at Seaview Gym, on the dates and times listed on our calendar below.

See schedule below

In addition to our food pantry, please check out this new resource!

NEW! Lynnwood Drive-Through Food Pantry

6215 196th St SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036 Every Thursday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.6215 196th St SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036 Every Thursday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.




Below are mandatory steps that students and employees are required to follow for the health and safety of our campus community. Students and employees who plan to come to the Food Pantry must follow these steps:

Mandatory Steps to Return to Campus

Step 1: Take mandatory COVID-19 Training including PPE.
  • All students and employees must complete this training before their first visit to campus including the food pantry. All campus visitors must complete this form on a weekly basis. Employees can access the training here.
  • Students: Your instructor has added the training to your Canvas classroom. Login to Canvas to complete the training.
Step 2: Fill out mandatory health screening.
  • Students: Every time you come to campus for the Food Pantry or showers, you must complete the online health screening when you arrive. You’ll also complete this health screening before you leave campus.

Health Screening: STUDENTS

  • Employees: Every time you visit campus for work-related activities, you must fill out the screening immediately upon your arrival and just prior to leaving.

Health Screening: EMPLOYEES

Please note: Information provided in your health screening is confidential and will be kept private; however, per the governor’s order, it is required in the event it is needed for contact tracing.
Edmonds College remains committed to the safety and health of our campus community. For the most up-to-date information on the college’s COVID-19 response, visit If you have questions, please contact To report a COVID-19 illness, notify a supervisor or your faculty member and email

At the gym, students and staff will be able to:

  • Pick up a grocery bag of food and personal hygiene supplies
  • Use the showers and bathrooms in the staff locker rooms
  • Access WiFi in the parking lot, locker rooms, or aerobics room

Please bring your EdPass when you come. Bags will be available under a blue canopy on the east side of the gym, next to Parking Lot C.

Please note:

  • Due to limited resources, you many only pick up one bag per week.
  • Grocery bags are for students and staff who are dealing with food insecurity and are not meant to stock your shelves during this time. If you don't need this food, please consider leaving these resources for those who need it.
  • Social distancing measures will be strictly enforced, and there will be a limit as to how many people are let into the locker rooms at a time. Please be patient while waiting for others to utilize these resources.

While we are closed, please check the local food banks listed in at the bottom of this page or visit the resources listed on the right sidebar.

We will update the information on this page regularly to keep you posted on any changes.

All college updates, resources, and information about COVID-19 is available at Thank you for your flexibility and understanding.

twitterWe know you can't do your best in class on an empty stomach and we want to help you succeed! The Edmonds College Food Pantry, located upstairs in the Triton Student Center (Brier 240), is a free service available to Edmonds College students and employees experiencing food needs.

Thanks to the Green Fund, the Edmonds College Foundation, the Associated Students of Edmonds College (ASEC) and the Office of Equity and Inclusion for their support. And a huge thank you to the Garneau-Nicon Foundation! Without their support, none of this would be possible! Also, thank you to the Maytag, Just Like Home Laundromat for providing laundry vouchers. Please contact for vouchers.

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

The Edmonds College Food Pantry is funded in part by the Campus Green Fund, sponsored by the Associated Students of Edmonds College. The Campus Green Fund provides resources to further the Sustainability Initiative on campus with awards to students, staff, and faculty for projects that model environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable practices in the campus community.


  • 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 College from liability.
  • Each person must be present to receive supplies.

Food Pantry Hours

See hours below for more details and specific times.

*Hours subject to change. For emergency food access during off hours, or for access to Laundromat Vouchers, please go to the Center for Student Cultural Diversity and Inclusion (CSCDI), located in Brier 154 or contact Stewart Sinning at

Picture of Lynnwood Food Bank and EdCC staff and volunteers

Donations Needed:

You can help support the Edmonds College Food Pantry by donating nonperishable and not expired food items! All donations will be used to stock the Food Pantry and support members of the college campus community. Donation bin located outside of Brier 240. Items needed include:

  • 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 (forks, can opener, spoons)
  • Hygiene products (shampoo, deodorant, feminine hygiene products, etc.)

Sign Up to Volunteer

Check the Edmonds College Center for Service-Learning for opportunities to volunteer. Currently there are no volunteer opportunities at this time. Please check back once the college reopens.

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.

The food pantry is not a place to get free snacks, however, it is for Edmonds College students and employees in need.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who can use the food pantry?
A: Any employee or currently enrolled student at Edmonds 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 deodorant.

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 disclaimer 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, the Foundation, donations and food drives.

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