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Resource Pantry


Contact Resource Pantry  

Resource Pantry

Office Location:
715 S. New St.
Commonwealth Hall, Lower Level
Enter at Student Health Services
West Chester, PA 19383

Phone: 610-436-2378

Ways to Support the Pantry

Aramark Donation

Operation Snow

Inauguration Food Drive

Thank you for your interest in supporting the WCU Resource Pantry. Charitable donations from community members and organizations is an intergral part of the Pantry's ability to support student needs. You can help us achieve our mission by making a financial donation, hosting a food/item drive, or by making an individual donation of needed items. 


Financial Contributions: Monetary donations are greatly appreciated because they allow us to purchase the items that we need the most when we need them.

You can make a donation on the WCU Foundation website. Please be sure to type in the Resource Pantry fund number #2966-904. You can also mail a check to West Chester University Foundation, P.O. Box 541, West Chester, PA 19381. Checks should be made out to WCU Foundation. In the memo line, please add Resource Pantry #2966-904

In-Kind Donations and Drives: If you are interested in hosting a drive to support the Pantry, please

contact us

so that we can assist with the planning process and let you know how you can best help us meet the students' current needs.

Things the Pantry can help with:

  • Provide yellow collection bins for drives on-campus
  • Assistance with donation pick up and drop off
  • Creation of marketing/advertising materials

Become a Student Organization Sponsor

If you belong to a WCU student organization or sports team that is interested in supporting the Pantry, please consider becoming a Pantry sponsor. Sponsoring student organizations host regular fundraisers or item drives to benefit the Pantry.  Sponsoring student organizations may select to host a fundraiser or drive once a year, once a semester, or monthly. Please 

contact us

to set up a consultation to discuss which sponsorship option is right for your student organization. 

Pantry Wish List

Below are items that reflect current needs in the Pantry. This wishlist is updated twice a month to reflect real-time needs.
Thank you for your support!

Non-Perishable Food

  • Pasta
  • Tomato sauce (jars)
  • Cereal
  • Rice
  • Can Openers
  • Fruit cups

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

Perishable Food

  • Eggs
  • Bread 
  • Fresh Fruit (i.e. apples, oranges, bananas)
  • Yogurt

All perishable food donations must be unopened, unexpired products. Please keep food donations in original packaging.

 Personal Care Items

  • Tissues
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Liquid laundry detergent

School Supplies

  • Mechanical pencils
  • Folders
  • Loose-leaf paper
  • Index cards

To schedule a donation drop off, contact the

Resource Pantry Coordinator.


Chester County Food Bank

Food Bank

The Chester Country Food Bank strives to educate and address the root causes of hunger through nutrition and education programs and by working to strengthen community food systems.  Donations made to the Chester County Food Bank directly impact the success of the WCU Resource Pantry, as a portion of the food handed out to students is donated by the Food Bank. The Chester County Food Bank is also part of the WCU Resource Pantry Advisory Board.

Chester County Food Bank

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