Cougar Food Pantry

What is the Cougar Food Pantry?

We know that it can be hard to make ends meet when you're paying for college and living on a tight budget. The Cougar Food Pantry can provide non-perishable items to WSU Vancouver students in need of food. The process to request food is simple, anonymous, and students are encouraged to take advantage of it.

Who is it for?

WSU Vancouver students in need of food.

How can I participate?

1. Request food if you need it! The Cougar Food Pantry is a free resource to benefit students at WSU Vancouver. If this resource would benefit you or your family, you are encouraged to utilize it. We strive to make the process as confidential as possible.

2. Refer students, friends and classmates. It can be hard to ask for help and sometimes we need a push from a friend or mentor to get the help we need.

3. Donate food. Bring non-perishable food items to the Cougar Center in the Student Services building.

Priority items

We seek to provide non-perishable healthful foods for students experiencing food shortages. Here is a list of our preferred items:

Peanut butter, canned tuna, canned meat, canned fruit and vegetables, macaroni and cheese, pasta and sauce, instant potatoes, rice, healthy cereals, beans (canned or dry), canned meals (soups, stew, chili) and boxed milk (dairy, soy, almond).


Request food here

Click here to request food


Additional resources

Food, clothing & household goods; counseling; employment assistance; legal assistance & tenant landlord dispute; meal programs; medical, dental, vision, hearing & family planning; utilities assistance; rent & mortgage assistance/education, eviction prevention; veterans services; youth services; day centers.

Click here for a Resource Guide (PDF)


Question about the Cougar Food Pantry?

For any questions regarding the Cougar Food Pantry, please contact Kafiat Beckley at 360-546-9593 or kafiat.beckley@vancouver.wsu.edu.