SCSU Food Pantry

The Food Pantry can be utilized by all active Southern students. This means that anyone enrolled in a course at Southern can use the Food Pantry.

A student helping out at the university food pantry
Students helping out at the university food pantry
A student sitting at a table helping out at the university food pantry

Donate to the SCSU Food Pantry

You can help the pantry by donating various food items, toiletries, and other supplies that support students’ academic success and healthy living. You can now help stock the shelves at our food pantry right from your phone, tablet, or computer! Our new Amazon Wish List includes some food items we’re currently in need of for the pantry. 

Frequently requested items at the pantry are listed below:

  • Menstrual Hygiene Products
  • Deodorant
  • Soap
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Pasta
  • Boxed Mac ’N Cheese
  • Nut and Seed Butters
  • Breakfast Bars
  • Instant Coffee
  • Rice cakes
  • Granola Bars
  • Canned Fruit
  • Fruit Cups
  • Soups (chicken, tomato, veggie)
  • Canned Beans (black, baked, chickpeas)
  • Rice
  • Oatmeal (packaged in single servings)
  • K-Cups
  • Cooking/Vegetable Oils
  • Ramen
  • Gluten-Free products
  • Meals in a cup (oatmeal cups, mac n cheese cups)
  • Sauces (tomato/alfredo/bbq)
  • Bread/Bagels
  • Snacks
  • Toothbrushes/tooth paste
  • Baby items (Diapers, Wipes, Formula, Snacks, Food, Blankets, Hats, Books)

Organizations and partners

Organizations and partners who have shown their support to the SCSU Food Pantry:

  • Haven’s Harvest
  • Gather New Haven
  • Midwest Food Bank
  • CT Shoreline Rotaract
  • Various SCSU departments and offices

Volunteer with the SCSU Food Pantry

The Food Pantry could always use a helping hand! Please email if you or your organization is looking to donate some of your time.

In order to use the Food Pantry, students must adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. Students must type in their student ID number or swipe-in and out using their Hoot Loot card when using the Food Pantry.
  2. Students may take one bag of food per shopping experience at the food pantry. Please bring a reusable bag with you to the pantry.
  3. Students may shop once a week.
  4. Respect item limits to ensure all students experiencing food insecurity can get what they need from the pantry. If you are confused or concerned about the limit, ask an employee for clarity and support.
  5. Please remain respectful with our student workers.

During the Spring 2024 semester, the SCSU Food Pantry will be open:

Mondays: 11:00 - 4:30 PM
Tuesday thru Thursday: 9:00 - 4:30 PM
Fridays: CLOSED

The Food Pantry is in the Wintergreen Building across from the James Moore Field House and adjacent to Jess Dow Field.

If you are facing the main entrance of the Wintergreen Building, we are on the top left corner of the building. To enter the Food Pantry, walk by the parking spaces in between the Wintergreen Building and the James Moore Field House. Enter the door at the top of the metal ramp where you see the “SCSU Food Pantry” sign.

The Food Pantry is in room 141, which is directly straight ahead of the door that you entered from the outside.

The Food Pantry has a separate entrance than the rest of the offices in the Wintergreen Building – the Food Pantry is not accessible through the main entrance of the Wintergreen Building.

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A building with the sign for SCSU Food Pantry
The ramp that leads to our entrance of the Wintergreen Building

Alandre Alexis
Case Coordinator, Dean of Students
Pantry Supervisor
(203) 392-6137

Julianna Bonilla
(203) 392-8191

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