In an effort to help all students succeed at Willamette, the Students Organizing for Access to Resources (SOAR) Center strives to provide consistent and equitable access to food, clothing, scholarly resources and much more. These resources are free and confidential to use. Your privacy is protected and no questions are asked.
SOAR Center is located in the University Center on the third floor and houses the Bearcat Pantry, Clothing Share and the First-Generation Book Drive. We are maintained by student volunteers and coordinators, staff and faculty supporters, and other contributors in the Salem community.
This semester, we are open 11:30 a.m.–5:10 p.m. on weekdays (with 10 minute breaks in between every hour corresponding with class schedules) and will be closed on weekends.
The Bearcat Pantry will be accessible both in-person and online. We have non-perishable/canned goods, dry ingredients (rice, pasta, oatmeal), snacks, drinks, soups/broth, and much more. We have toiletries and period products as well. Our online food request form is linked in this announcement and requires an in-person pickup (no deliveries, sorry.)
The Clothing Share will be accessible primarily in-person, but accommodations can be made by emailing us, email@example.com. We have professional clothes (suits, dresses, slacks, blazers, ties/bows, and more), shoes, accessories, handbags, etc., in a wide variety of sizes.