Summer Food Drive Now Accepting Items

Posted on 6/1/22 1:23 PM

The IUP Food Pantry and Help Center is holding a campus-wide food drive to help restock its shelves in preparation for the fall semester. The food drive will run from Monday, June 6, through Friday, July 1. Donated items may be placed in boxes, labeled as “FPHC Donations,” located on the first floors inside of the Library and Elkin, Leonard, and Sutton halls.

Donations will benefit any IUP student who suffers from food insecurity or needs school supplies. Specifically, the FPHC is accepting nonperishable food items, school supplies, and umbrellas. Some examples of items that are popular amongst our students are below. 

The IUP Food Pantry and Help Center would like to thank all those who plan to donate items during this summer’s food drive. Your generosity will assist our students greatly when the Pantry reopens its doors for the fall semester.

Questions can be directed to or 724-357-2220.

Popular food items to donate (please check expiration dates on any donated items):

  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Cup noodles and ramen noodles
  • Peanut butter and other nut butters
  • Canned or dried beans
  • Pasta sauce
  • Pasta, whole grain pasta
  • Rice, white and brown
  • Hearty canned soup
  • Canned tuna, chicken, vegetables, and fruit
  • Oatmeal
  • Cereal
  • Pop-Tarts
  • Granola bars
  • Bottled water and juice
  • Paper plates
  • Grocery store gift cards

Popular School Supplies to Donate:

  • Notebooks
  • Index cards
  • Folders
  • Binders
  • Pens and pencils
  • Graphic calculators

Popular Personal Care Items to Donate:

  • Umbrellas
  • Socks
  • Gloves
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Dental floss
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Soap and body wash
  • Body, face, and hand lotion
  • Hairbrushes and combs
  • Loofas
  • Menstruation hygiene items
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Tissues