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Statler Student Pantry

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.

The Snack Rack @ Statler

The Snack Rack @ Statler supports students who experience food insecurity at WVU by providing free non-perishable foods, drinks, and personal items. It is a supplement to the larger WVU Rack located on the Downtown campus, and the Snack Rack at the WVU Student Recreation Center.

The Snack Rack @ Statler is located in the Mineral Resources Building (MRB), room 309-F, in the Statler College Advising Center. Hours are Monday-Friday, 12:00pm - 4:00 p.m, excluding University holidays. Resources at the Snack Rack are free and available to any currently enrolled student. Walk-ins are always welcome during the hours of operation. Students should complete the 2023-2024 Student Intake Form prior to their first visit.

How to donate:

Donations of non-expired food items and unopened hygiene products are always accepted and welcomed. Drop off any items you’d like to donate to Room 309 Mineral Resources Building, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You can also shop The Rack’s Amazon Wishlist at your convenience. Your support helps address hunger in our community!

The pantry's wishlist:

  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Pasta, pasta sauces, rice, soups and macaroni and cheese kits, peanut butter
  • Breakfast items, such as cereal, cereal bars, shelf-stable milk, oatmeal.
  • Non-perishable snacks, such as fruit cups, applesauce, crackers, cookies.
  • Single serving drinks, such as water and juice.
  • Basic condiments and spices, such as salt, pepper, ketchup, mustard.
  • Baking ingredients, such as flour, vegetable oil, sugar.
  • Hygiene items, such as tampons, pads, deodorant, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, wet wipes, soap.
  • Cleaning supplies, such as paper towels, dish soap, disinfectant spray, laundry detergent.

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 Snack Rack @ Statler, please contact Chris Randall.