Philadelphia Location Resource Pantry

Our Mission:

The West Chester University Resource Pantry supports student success by minimizing food and basic need insecurity and preparing students for life after graduation.

The Address:

WCU in Philadelphia is located in the Lits Building (the large building taking up the block of Market St. between 7th and 8th Streets) at 701 Market Street.

  • The Academic and Classroom Suite is located on the concourse/lower level of the building. Enter through the glass doors in between the escalators across from Five Below.
  • The Administrative Suite is also located on the concourse/lower level two doors down from Dunkin Donuts.

Hours: By appointment please email Melanie Hagerty-Griffin,

Preorders on PantrySoft coming Winter 2022

About the Pantry

How it works:

  • The resource pantry is open to all undergraduate and graduate students at West Chester University regardless of need level.
  • No proof of income or need is required

*NEW* Benefits Hub

The Benefits Hub is located in West Chester at 715 S New Street (lower level of Commonwealth Hall through Student Health Services). The Benefits Hub is a student resource that provides personalized and confidential assistance when navigating government benefits and community resources.

Students can also meet remotely by Zoom or phone with the Benefits Hub manager. This is a great option for remote, commuting students, or Philadelphia location students. Visit our main Benefits Hub site.

Hours: By appointment please email Molly Anderson,

To be contacted directly, please fill out the Benefits Hub General Inquiry form.

How you can support:

Are you interested in volunteer or work-study opportunities at the Philadelphia Resource Pantry? Do you have other questions or inquiries? Please email Dr. Brie Radis at

For additional Donations please email Melanie Hagerty-Griffin, or email Evelyn Anderson,

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Shelf-Stable Food Items

Please keep food donations in original packaging in case the expiration date is not printed on the individual items.

  • Canned Goods (Vegetables, Fruit, Soup, Tuna, Chicken, Beans, etc.)
  • Oil (canola/vegetable, olive, etc.)
  • Pasta & Pasta Sauce
  • Rice/grains (quinoa, lentils, etc.)
  • Oatmeal, Cereal, and Breakfast items
  • Condiments (ketchup, mustard, relish, jelly, peanut butter, salad dressing, etc.)
  • Snack items (crackers, nuts, raisins, applesauce, popcorn, etc.)
  • Spreads and Spices
  • Cookies and Candy

Online Ordering

Please make sure to place your online order at least 24 hours before pick up. You can pick up your online order any time at the Resource Pantry during our hours of operation. 

Online Ordering

How to Online Order