Food insecurity on college campuses continues to grow throughout the nation. In fact, the rate of food insecurity among college students is 1.5-4 times greater than the national average. The Leo Food Pantry was created to address food insecurity and alleviate student hunger on campus.
How it Works
The Leo Food Pantry continues to serve students while we are remote due to COVID-19 restrictions. Food distributions typically take place during the last week of each month (August-May). During the Spring 2021 semester, distribution hours are as follows: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 am – 3 pm and Tuesday from 11 am – 5 pm. To stay up-to-date on any distribution changes, please see the Leo Food Pantry’s Instagram page @leofoodpantry.
Students in need of food assistance can request a food bag here throughout the entire month in preparation of our distributions at the end of the month. The food pantry offers two types of food bags: Standard or Vegetarian (bags contain only nonperishable foods). The standard bag will include: soup, mac and cheese, prepared dinners, peanut butter, canned veggies, canned beans, canned meats, pasta and tomato sauce, and breakfast items like oatmeal and granola bars. Vegetarian bags will include: items in the standard bag (minus the canned meats), as well as brown rice quinoa and vegetarian prepared dinners. Food bags can also be adjusted due to additional dietary restrictions.
Some of the contents of your food bag may require a can opener, and/or stove or microwave to prepare your food. Can openers can be obtained from the Leo Food Pantry. In addition, the following places on campus have been identified to have all of the above tools/appliances for your use: Barb’s Place (ground floor, ACC); and Ludwick Center (2nd floor).
Beyond our Pantry
Learn more about local resources for food, shelter, and support here.
Support the Leo Food Pantry
The Leo Food Pantry is able to provide food assistance to students due to generous donors. If you are interested in donating to the Campaign Against Student Hunger, please do so here.
Meal Voucher Form (currently unavailable thru Summer 2021)
Staff should complete the Meal Voucher Form when distributing vouchers.