In West Virginia, 1 in 8 people* face hunger. That’s 217,690 West Virginians who don’t know where they’ll find their next meal. Bigger than a number, this statistic partially represents our fellow mountaineers and the food insecurity they face on our campus. As a state, we need $98,523,000* more every year to meet the needs of our neighbors and friends facing hunger.
According to the USDA, food insecurity is the consistent lack of food to live a healthy, active life because of a person’s economic situation.* Household food access differs based on a variety of factors including income, identity, knowledge, location and crises.
As a community, we can all help end food insecurity in the WVU community.
*Statistics and information from the Feeding America website.
Statler Food Pantry
The Statler Student Pantry is intended to support students who experience food insecurity at WVU by providing free and available hygiene items and non-perishable foods. It is intended to work as a supplement to larger pantries, like the WVU Rack located on the Downtown and Evansdale campuses.
Any student in need can visit the pantry (located in the Engineering Science Building, Room 153) Monday-Friday any time between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Resources at the pantry are free and available to any currently enrolled student, as often as the resources are needed. Walk-ins are always welcome during the hours of operation.
The pantry is stocked based on donations and typically has available canned fruits and vegetables, pasta, ingredients for baking, deodorant, toothpaste, wet wipes and other items.
Donations of non-expired food items and unopened hygiene products are always accepted and welcomed to the pantry Monday-Friday any time between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Your support will help address hunger in our community.
The pantry's wishlist:
- Canned fruits and vegetables
- Pasta, pasta sauces, rice, soups and macaroni and cheese kits
- Breakfast items, such as cereal, cereal bars, shelf-stable milk, oatmeal, etc.
- Non-perishable snacks, such as pretzels, applesauce, chips, salsa, pop-tarts, etc.
- Condiments and spices, such as salt, pepper, ketchup, mustard, etc.
- Baking ingredients, such as flour, vegetable oil, sugar, etc.
- Hygiene items, such as tampons, pads, deordorant, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, wet wipes, antibacterial soap, etc.
- Cleaning supplies, such as paper towels, dusters and dust pans, dishsoap, Lysol spray, laundry detergent, etc.
How to donate:
Drop off any items you’d like to donate to Engineering Science Building, Room 153 on Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We accept new and unopened hygiene items such as toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, laundry detergent, tampons, etc. and non-perishable food items such as canned fruits and vegetables, cooking oils, pasta and sauce, peanut butter, baking ingredients, etc. Please ensure that donations have not passed their expiration dates.
For more information on the pantry, please contact Marilyn Munzer.