Food Pantry & Free Store
8:30am - 5:00 pm M,W,F
8:30am - 6:00pm T, TR
Location: East Hall, bottom floor
Any students or Appalachian family members who have food or goods needs are invited to visit Appalachian’s food pantry. Located in the Office of Sustainability on the bottom floor of East Hall, the food pantry offers non-perishable staples as well as fresh bread and seasonal, local fruits and vegetables, as available.
If you wish to volunteer in the pantry, please come by or email us for availability and needs.
If you want to host a targeted food drive for our store, please contact Jennifer Maxwell at 828-262-2667.
For a list of other resources available to students, please visit:
The Appalachian food pantry — an open door that swings both ways (Appalachian Today)
Food Pantry Available (Appalachian Scene)
The Appalachian Community tackles hunger in the High Country (Appalachian Today)
Appalachian State Offers Food Pantry For Students and Staff (WFDD)
Office of Sustainability’s Food Pantry open for students (Appalachian Online)
If you or a group you are a member of wish to assist and donate items to the food bank, please contact Jen Maxwell at firstname.lastname@example.org for a list of current needs.
Ongoing needs include shelf-stable proteins (nut butters, dried beans) and grains (rice, pasta, cereal).
If you or a group you are a member of wish to assist and donate items to the food bank, here is a list of approved foods for campus use:
Soy, coconut, or almond milk (boxed, shelf-stable)
Canned or dried beans (black, kidney, cannellini, pinto, etc)
Nuts (ex. peanuts, walnuts, pecans)
Whole grain cereals
(ex plain Cheerios, Rice Chex, Multigrain Cheerios)
Whole grain bread
Whole grain crackers
Rice crackers (gluten free)
Microwavable brown rice cups
Whole grain tortilla wraps
Whole grain bagels
Whole wheat pasta
Whole grain baking mix
Whole wheat pizza crusts
Canned fruit in its own juice
Dried fruit (ex. Apricot, raisins, prunes) Apple sauce
Jelly and jam
Gently used or new kitchen items (such as bakeware and utensils)
Lemon or lime juice
Ginger root or dried ginger
Curry or turmeric powder
Mrs. Dash/salt-free seasoning
Vinegar (apple cider, balsamic, red wine)
Dried rosemary, oregano, basil, or other seasonings
Personal Care Items:
Need clothes, basic hygiene items, home goods, or school supplies? Or do you have these items to donate? Visit the free store, located in the same space as the food pantry. This resource exists so that members of the Appalachian community can exchange clothing and goods as needed, including casualwear, dressier items, and apparel for job or internship interviews.
Approved items for donation:
First aid supplies (New in package):
First aid supplies (Can be gently used):
High quality Metal/Glass water bottles
High quality Metal/Ceramic travel mugs
Provisions(New in package):
Brita water filters