The Vandal Food Pantry cabinets are no longer available to community members and students due to COVID-19. In order to keep food available for patrons, we will operate a curbside pick up from the loading dock at the Pitman Center (the West side of the building between the Pitman Center and Greek Row). Meal bags will be prepacked and patrons will be given bags based on their family size. The Mobile Food Pantry will also continue to operate as scheduled in parking lot 108 (west of the Rec Center).
If you are unable to make the scheduled pick up hours please call the Center for Volunteerism and Social Action at 208-885-9442 to set up an alternative time.
Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup Spring Semester Dates and Hours:
- Mondays, Jan. 25 through May 10: 2:30-4:30 p.m.
- Wednesdays, Jan. 13 through May 12: 12-2 p.m. (this day/time is replaced by the Mobile Food Pantry on the first Wednesday of each month*)
- Thursdays, Jan. 14 through May 13: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
* Feb. 3, March 3, April 7, May 5 pick up will be held in parking lot 108 (west of the Student Recreation Center) to accommodate the Mobile Food Pantry.
Anyone can donate to the Vandal Food Pantry.
Drop off donations in large bins located in the Idaho Student Union Building (second floor outside of Einstein's OR on the third floor outside of the Dept. of Student Involvement) and in the Pitman Center (first floor across from the information desk). You can also donate digitally here.
Want to Host a Food Drive?Contact a Food Pantry Coordinator by sending a message using the "contact" tab directly below the Vandal Food Pantry profile photo. Food Pantry Coordinators will help to coordinate logistics including dates/times of pick up, provide planning and implementation support, and support your drive with donation bins and marketing assistance.
Want to Volunteer with the Vandal Food Pantry?
Use the "events" tab directly below the Vandal Food Pantry profile photo to find upcoming volunteer opportunities. Select "register" on the event page to sign up.