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 nonperishable items to WSU Vancouver students in need of food.

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 nonperishable food items to the Cougar Center in the Student Services Center.
  4. Host a food drive. For tips, check out our food drive start-up kit.

Want to give?

Use the following link to visit the WSU Foundation's online giving site. Thank you for your support of WSU Vancouver.

Give today

Shopping list

We seek to provide nonperishable healthful foods for students experiencing food shortages. Here is a list of the items we're frequently low on:

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

Printable shopping list (PDF)

Additional resources

See our Resource Guide for information on food, clothing and household goods; counseling; employment assistance; legal assistance and tenant landlord dispute; meal programs; medical, dental, vision, hearing and family planning; utilities assistance; rent and mortgage assistance/education, eviction prevention; veterans services; youth services; and day centers.

Questions about the Cougar Food Pantry?

For any questions regarding the Cougar Food Pantry, please contact 360-546-9779 or

The Cougar Food Pantry is a member the of the College and University Food Bank Alliance (CUFBA).