Vandal Food Pantry
The Vandal Food Pantry cabinets are no longer available to community members and students due to COVID-19 related building closures. In order to keep food available for patrons, we will operate a “drive through” style pick up from the Pitman Center alley way (between the Pitman Center and Greek Row). Meal bags will be prepacked and patrons will be given bags based on their family size. The Mobile Food Pantry will also continue to operate as scheduled in parking lot 108 (West of the Rec Center).
Vandal Food Pantry Drive-by Pickup Dates and Times During COVID-19 Closures:
Monday, April 6, 12-2 p.m.
Thursday, April 9, 10 a.m. through noon
Monday, April 13, 10 a.m. through noon
Wednesday, April 15, 12-2 p.m.
Monday, April 20, 12-2 p.m.
Thursday, April 23, 10 a.m. through noon
Monday, April 27, 10 a.m. through noon
Wednesday, April 29, 12-2 p.m.
Monday, May 4, 10 a.m. through noon
Wednesday, May 6, 12-2 p.m. (Mobile Food Pantry located in Parking Lot 108 west of the Student Rec Center)
Monday, May 11, 12-2 p.m.
Thursday, May 14, 10 a.m. through noon
Due to COVID-19 related building closures, none of the Vandal Food Pantry cabinets are currently available. Food will be distributed on dates listed above in the alley behind the Pitman Center. Contact email@example.com with any questions.
- Student Support Services, Idaho Student Union Building 306
- Student Media, third floor of the Pitman Center
- Diversity Center, TLC 224
- Women's Center, Memorial Gym 109
- Counseling and Testing Center, first floor of Forney Hall
- Student Recreation Center, main foyer
- Native American Student Center, 865 W. Seventh Street
- Library, Map Room, room 105
Anyone can donate to the Vandal Food Pantry.
Drop off your donations in boxes located in the Idaho Student Union Building (second floor by the elevator near the rotunda), in the Counseling and Testing Center (first floor of Forney Hall) and in the Pitman Center (first floor across from the information desk).
If you are interested in hosting a food drive to benefit the Vandal Food Pantry, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mobile Food Pantry is a monthly event held in partnership with the Idaho Foodbank to provide healthy and fresh foods to patrons of the Vandal Food Pantry. The event takes place from noon through 2 p.m. every first Wednesday of the academic year (Sept. through May) and is open to all people.
The event is currently being hosted in Parking Lot 108 (west of the Student Recreation Center).
On behalf of the Idaho Food Bank (Feeding America), volunteers do collect a summary of information from those who visit the Mobile Food Pantry. The data that is collected is: name; city of residence; first time visiting the mobile; how many people you are providing food for and their ages.
Due to COVID-19, the Mobile Pantry will function as a drive through/walk through style until further notice. This means that patrons will be unable to self-select their items. Food will be prepackaged for you.
Looking for ways to get involved and give back? The Vandal Food Pantry is always in need of support in the form of volunteers.
Visit the Vandal Food Pantry page on GivePulse to view upcoming service opportunities. If you are interested in coordinating a group volunteer activity with the Pantry please contact email@example.com directly.