ALL CLEAR: Nearby police activity has concluded. Campus has reopened.

Location: Across from the Art Gallery in the JMB Student Center
Hours: Mondays 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm, Thursdays 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The purpose of the Food Pantry is to address food insecurity for our students.

If you are homeless or can't make it to the local food bank during class times, or you are low on your EBT card we are here for you.

We know you can't do your best in class on an empty stomach and we want you to make it to the finish line!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who can use the food pantry?
A: Any currently enrolled student at South Seattle College.

Q: How often can I use the food pantry?
A: Currently, once per week. You will be able to select a limited number of food items in categories.

Q: What kind of food can I get at the pantry?       
A:  Non-perishable items: bars, pepperoni, nuts, raisins, canned soup, stew, beans, vegetables, fruit, noodles, ramen, rice, pasta, shelf stable milk, and juice. We also have toiletry items, like toothbrushes, soap and pads.

Q: Do I need to provide my name?       
A: You will need to show student id/registration receipt, provide your zip code and sign a form of receipt. Please bring your own bag or backpack.
Q: How is the food pantry funded?      
 A: The Pantry is free for students. It is funded partially with student service and activity fees, donations and food drives. The food pantry is operated by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society student leaders as a service project.


Beginning in April of this year, South Seattle College’s on-campus food pantry provides essential food and toiletry items to students in need. During Spring Quarter 2017, the pantry served approximately 400 students and distributed 2,000 food products and toiletries. Donations are now needed more than ever to keep students full, and on a path to academic success. 

The South’s Food Pantry is available to all currently enrolled students. Students are welcome to select from nonperishable food items and/or toiletries once per week. Available items include breakfast cereals, canned products, ramen, rice, pasta, shelf stable milk, juices, toothbrushes and soap.
The food pantry promotes the academic success of students living at or near the poverty line and dealing with housing and food insecurity by providing a reliable source of food on-campus. Many students may not have access to community foodbanks during class times or face shortages from supplemental food programs. Similar food pantries have been implemented at the University of Washington and Pierce College.
“The food pantry is helping those who have a hard time balancing school and full-time work,” says Miranda Sullivan, an Associate of Arts transfer student who helped set up the pantry.

The pantry is funded partially by Student Service and Activity Fees along with community sponsors, and is supported by the United Student Association. It will also serve as a Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s community service project. 

“My hope is that the food pantry will grow after I graduate,” says Emina Cheung, Associate of Science transfer student. “At this time we are in need of more donations and community sponsors.” 



Jerry Brockey Student Center
(JMB 135) Down the hall from the bookstore


Monday - Friday:

8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Also see Operating Hours