IUP Food Pantry and Help Center

The IUP Food Pantry and Help Center is located in Wallwork Hall, on the lower level, next to the courtyard area. Please stop by and visit our location. Our hours of operation are listed below.

Food insecurity is a reality across the country, so we hope that the Pantry will effect positive change for our IUP students who may need extra assistance. Our hope is to help reduce the stress that students may experience during their time at IUP.

“For now I ask no more than the justice of eating.”
—Pablo Neruda

Shelves of food inside the IUP Food Pantry and Help CenterLocation

Wallwork Hall, Lower Level, next to the Courtyard Area

Current Hours of Operations

The IUP Food Pantry and Help Center will close for the summer on Saturday, May 7. Students who face food insecurity may reach out to the Pantry at food-pantry@iup.edu or the Office of Student Affairs via phone at 724-357-2220 for assistance over the summer break. 

Additional resources are available for students in need:

The University College offers grab-n-go types of food, a food pantry, and school supplies. It is located in B01 Stabley Library. They can be reached at universitycollege-inquiry@iup.edu or 724-357-2375.

The Salvation Army, located at 635 Water St., Indiana, PA, offers the Sally's Choice Pantry. Those interested should make an appointment by calling 724-465-2530. Hours of operation are Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Sally's Little Pantry, located outside of the building, offers food pick-up 24/7.

The Chevy Chase Community Center, located at 640 N. 5th St., Indiana, PA, offers free grab-and-go lunches from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Additional, free items are also available, such as bread, baked goods, grocery items, dog and cat food, and kitty litter. You may reach the Center at 724-463-0674.

The Indiana County Community Action Program (ICCAP), located at 827 Water St., #101, Indiana, PA, provides emergency food supplies and other forms of help. They can be reached at 724-465-2657.

The Indiana Borough Food Bank, located at Trinity United Methodist Church at 398 Church St., Indiana, PA, runs on the second Tuesday of every month. Borough residents should arrive no later than 9:30 a.m. and should bring proof of address.

The White Township Food Bank, located in the Indiana Mall at 2334 Oakland Ave., Indiana, PA, runs on the second Tuesday of every month from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. This service is for White Township residents. Those interested should arrive no later than 10:30 a.m. and should bring proof of address.

The Food Pantry and Help Center is managed by the Division of Student Affairs. For more information on how you can help, email food-pantry@iup.edu or call 724-357-2220, or Make a Donation.

Want to help by donating items to the Food Pantry? Here is a list of some things we are looking for. Please remember, check expiration dates on any items before donating them to the Food Pantry. 

  • Umbrellas
  • Cereal
  • Microwavable/instant noodles
  • Microwavable mac’n cheese
  • Microwavable mashed potatoes
  • Microwavable spaghetti and meatballs
  • Microwavable raviolis
  • Bottled juice
  • Bottled water
  • Ramen noodles
  • Pop-Tarts
  • Peanut butter
  • Grape or strawberry jelly
  • Rice Krispie treats
  • Granola bars
  • Variety pack of chips/pretzels
  • Individual cups of fruit
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Body wash
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Kleenex/tissues
  • Paper plates
  • Notebooks and index cards
  • Gift cards to grocery stores