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Student Food Pantry

About the Pantry

Grand Rapids Community College Student Congress and Campus Activities are excited to launch the GRCC Student Food Pantry. The Student Food Pantry is designed to meet the immediate food needs of its students on campus by providing a variety of non-perishable food items and basic necessities to students and their families.  The pantry is located in the Student Center and will operate the same hours as the Student Life Office.

How to Apply

Students may apply to the Food Pantry Program by clicking here. Please download, complete the application, and bring it to Student Life (1st floor Student Center, next to the Bookstore). Once your application has been reviewed you will be notified of your status by a Student Life staff member.

How to Donate

We are constantly taking donations in order to keep the shelves of the pantry stocked. Please drop off all donations to Student Life during normal business hours. The GRCC Student Food Pantry will only accept non-perishable food items. If you would like to make a donation, please consider a Meijer gift card so that we can replenish the food pantry with necessary items. Below is the list of items the pantry is in need of:

Protein

  • Cans of Tuna*
  • Cans of Chicken*
  • Canned Stew
  • Canned Chili
  • Hash
  • Pork and Beans
  • Soups
  • Spaghetti Sauce*
  • Kidney Beans
  • Peanut Butter*

Canned Vegetables

  • Beans
  • Carrots
  • Peas
  • Tomatoes
  • Corn
  • Instant Potatoes

Fruits

  • Canned Fruits
  • Fruit Cups
  • Dried Fruits
  • Jelly
  • Raisins
  • Juice Boxes

Starches

  • Rice*
  • Pasta*
  • Macaroni and Cheese*
  • Crackers
  • Cans of Ravioli/SpaghettiO’s*
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Boxed Meals*

Breakfast

  • Boxes of Cereal*
  • Instant Oatmeal (individual packets) *
  • Cereal Bars
  • Pancake Mix
  • Syrup
  • Pop Tarts
  • Muffin Mix

On the Go/Snacks

  • Tortilla Chips
  • Salsa
  • Pringles
  • Cookies
  • Granola Bars*
  • Microwave Popcorn
  • Easy Mac*
  • Microwaveable Non-Frozen Meals*

Basic Necessities

  • Soap
  • Toilet Paper
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Toothpaste
  • Lotion
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine Hygiene
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Dryer Sheets

*Indicates high demand items