Grand Valley State University Women's Center

Donate to the Student Food Pantry

Student Food Pantry... Small Donations... BIG Difference

It is our vision that the Student Food Pantry will be self-sustained by the GVSU campus community. In order to make our vision a reality, we need your support. Please consider a donation to the Student Food Pantry. Some donation suggestions include:

  • Soup
  • Vegetables
  • Rice
  • Fruit
  • Tuna fish or chicken
  • Cookie/muffin mixes
  • Paper products
  • Cereal
  • Granola bars
  • Microwave popcorn
  • Pasta
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Laundry detergent
  • Toiletry items
  • Peanut butter
  • Juice
  • Gift cards to local grocery stores
  • Campus Dining gift cards

Donations can be dropped off at the Women's Center or you may contact the Women's Center to arrange for your items to be picked up. We would also like to suggest that campus departments consider organizing their own food drives, establishing a office collection site, and other ways of showing collective support for this initiative.

Monetary donations are welcome as well. Checks can be made payable to the Women's Center with "Student Food Pantry" in the memo line. Donations are tax-deductible and a receipt will be issued by University Development.

Please note that if donations exceed our storage capacity or if items are past their expiration date, we will distribute them to our partner agencies in the community.

Through the food pantry and related initiatives, we are committed to further educating the GVSU community about classism on campus while striving to meet the diverse needs of students. We understand that while the Student Food Pantry is an important resource for students, it does not address the root issues of poverty and food insecurity. It’s important to work towards food justice.
Women’s Center staff regularly present on food justice to departments and groups that are interested in hosting a food drive. This outreach and education seeks to address the systemic causes of food insecurity and raise awareness about food justice. If you're interested in this presentation, contact Brittany Dernberger at or 616.331.2748.


Page last modified June 27, 2013