The Bearcat Pantry provides security for students that may identify as food insecure or that may face uncertainty about where their next meal is coming from. Located in the University Center, the pantry contains a selection of fruits and vegetables (fresh, frozen, and canned), proteins, dairy, grains, and other staples. We're limited to what we have in stock but do our best to make sure we have fresh produce and some non-food items like cleaning supplies and various hygiene products.
- The pantry is free to use by all Willamette University students (no ID is required).
- The pantry is staffed solely by volunteers and is overseen by student coordinators. All staff and volunteers who support this service are trained to keep
useof the pantry confidential.
If you would like to receive information about events hosted by the Bearcat Pantry, please email email@example.com.
Thank you for your interest in donating! Come to the pantry during hours of operation to drop off items or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange another time. You can purchase items and drop them off (please see our list of most requested items below), or you can order items on Amazon and have them sent to us. You can browse our Wishlist to get an idea of what would be most useful to us.
The Bearcat Pantry has a donation collection program, the WU Community Resource Program (WUCRP). Modeled off of the Ashland Food Project, WUCRP eliminates any logistical barriers that prevent Willamette staff and faculty from donating to the SOAR Center. Each donor receives a reusable bag to fill up at the beginning of each month. On the first Monday of the month, SOAR Center Coordinators come to each donor’s place of work on campus and collect the donations. This is a simple and sustainable way to contribute to our Willamette community. To sign up to contribute to this program, fill out this form.
We also accept monetary donations.
If you are a student interested in donating meal points to other students, read about that process here.