University Sustainability

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Hello App State Community!

As we transition into the colder season, in addition to food needs, the Mountaineer Food Hub and Free Store is in need of gently used winter coats, hats, scarves, gloves, etc!

If you are willing to donate, please drop off in the Office of Sustainability in the basement of East Hall between 8:30am-5:00pm Monday through Friday.

Thanks to the generosity of the University Post Office, you can also bag these items and give them to your mail carrier for delivery. Just let them know it goes to the Mountaineer Food Hub and Free Store in the basement of East Hall!

Thanks so much for your support!

Mountaineer Food Hub & Free Store

Appalachian’s Mountaineer Food Hub and Free Store serves as a means to address food insecurity and resource consumption within the campus community. Open to students, staff, and faculty, the food hub provides staple foods, fresh produce, bread, breakfast items and personal care products. The free store carries interview clothing, winter gear, school supplies, household items and various other goods.

Location: East Hall, bottom floor

Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday

Campus Food Pantry Network

We have worked collaboratively to develop a food pantry network across campus to continue to meet the needs of our campus community. See campus food pantry locations below:

  • Appalachian Hall - Honors College
  • Belk Library
  • Broyhill School of Music (Room 226)
  • Everyone Eats Food Pantry (Leon Levine Health Sciences- Room 542G)
  • Garwood Hall (Room 231)
  • MS Shook Health Services (Miles Annas Bldg)
  • Rankin Science West (Room 327)
  • Reich College of Education (James Center)
  • Student Access (DD Dougherty)
  • Walker Hall (Room 203)
  • Wellness and Prevention Services (next to the App State Post Office)

Satellite Locations:

  • Academy at Elkin - Elkin, NC
  • Academy at Middle Fork - Walkertown, NC
  • Hickory Campus (Coming Soon)

For more information, please reach out to Jennifer Maxwell, Sustainability Program Director, at or 828-262-2667.

Donation Opportunities

Monetary Donations:

App Fund Link →

Online donation ordering:

Amazon Wishlist →

When checking out please be sure to choose Alice Gryder’s Gift Registry address for shipping directly to the Mountaineer Food Hub.

Food Pantry Wishlist:

Peanut Butter
Mac and Cheese
Soup Varieties
Granola Bars
Shelf Stable Milk- soy, almond, oat
Easy to prepare instant meals
Oils, spices, and condiments
Personal care and feminine hygiene products

Free Store Wishlist:

Interview Attire
Household Items
School Supplies

Local Resources:

Community Resources List:

Watauga Food Council →