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Resource Pantry

705 South New Street
Lawrence Center, Room 262
West Chester, PA 19383

Phone: 610-436-2378

In Need of Food, Personal Care Items, Winter Clothing or Professional Attire?

Overview and Eligibility

The West Chester University Resource Pantry is now open to ALL undergraduate and graduate students.  The pantry is located in the Lawrence Center Room 262, in the back of the USSSS Dean's office. Check here for a list of hours.

What we Offer

We currently offer non-perishable food items, personal care items, school supplies, professional attire and winter attire. Do you have an interview coming up, or a new job? Stop by the Resource Pantry to make sure you have the perfect outfit. We are coming into those really chilly months. If you don't have a winter coat yet, be sure to come in and check out our collection. Are you out of toothpaste or deodorant? Are your razors getting too dull? We have those items here too.

Examples of Food

  • Canned goods
  • Cereal
  • Applesauce
  • Fruit cups
  • Granola bars
  • Pre-made meals
  • Pasta
  • Sauce
  • Ramen
  • Various snack items

Examples of Personal Care Items

  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Floss
  • Feminine care products
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Soap
  • Shaving products
  • Body lotion
  • Toilet paper

Examples of School Supplies

  • Folders
  • Notebooks
  • Pens and pencils
  • Flashcards
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Paper
  • Backpacks

Examples of Professional and Winter Attire

  • Blazers
  • Suit Jackets
  • Dress pants
  • Dress shirts
  • Shoes
  • Coats
  • Sweaters
  • Hats
  • Gloves

How Distribution Works

Please email

 to make an appointment to visit the Resource Pantry. On your first visit, you will be asked to complete a simple intake form, and then you may shop for items. You will be provided a reusable bag on your first visit. Collect the food that you want, put it in the bag, let us weigh it, and be on your way.