The Bearcat Pantry serves to provide security for students that may identify as food insecure or that may face uncertainty about where their next meal is coming from. Located in Shepard, the pantry contains primarily non-perishable food items in addition to a limited number of hygiene supplies and perishable food items, both of which have been collected through donations.
The pantry is free to use by all CLA and WUCL students at Willamette University (no ID is required).
The pantry is staffed solely by volunteers and is overseen by the Community Engagement Scholars Branch of the Office of Community Service Learning. All staff and volunteers who support this service are trained to keep use of the pantry confidential.