Students walking by Pierce College Puyallup bookstore

Here at Pierce, we want to make sure no one goes hungry. We know that not all of our students have direct access to food and personal hygiene products here on campus, or at home, so we did something about it. The Food Pantry is a resource for all students who may need it, running entirely on donations from fellow students and our community.


If you have any donations, please bring them to the front desk in the Office of Student Life (C210) during operating hours (below) or in the donation box in front of our door.

OSL Operating Hours:

Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

How Can You Help End Hunger on Campus?

The pantry runs solely on donations, as our budget cannot be used to stock it. Donations from students like you and community members are what keep the pantry alive. This is where you come in. There will be food in the pantry only if you put it there. When donating, please keep in mind the kinds of foods that would be most beneficial to our students, such as easily-warmed meals, non-perishable foods that can be eaten on the go, utensils, and personal hygiene products.

We are always taking donations to keep the pantry stocked. These high-demand items that would be ideal to donate:


front door of puyallup student food pantry
  • Individual-sized cereal boxes
  • Cereal bars
  • Oatmeal
  • Pop Tarts
  • Granola
  • Protein bars


  • Canned beans, peas, carrots, etc.
  • Canned fruits
  • Fruit cups
  • Dried fruits
  • Juice boxes


  • Instant noodles/ramen
  • Instant potatoes
  • Easy mac
  • Hamburger helper
  • Canned tuna/chicken/proteins
  • Instant pasta
  • Pudding
  • Canned soups
  • Peanut butter
  • Boxed meals
  • Microwaveable non-frozen meals

Personal Hygiene Products

  • Soap
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Paper towel/toilet paper
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Diapers
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine hygiene
  • Laundry detergent


  • Water bottles
  • Energy bars/drinks
  • Instant coffee/tea
  • Utensils! Forks, spoons, microwaveable bowls and cups, etc.

If you are a student who utilizes the food pantry, we would appreciate your suggestions as to what you would like to see more of or any other ways that we could improve this service. Please contact Dina Ketterling at or stop by the Office of Student Life in C210.

Donors for This Year's Food Pantry

  • Wesley Homes Foundation
  • Pierce College Foundation
  • Errolynne Marsh and the Presbyterian Church