Food Pantry Summer Hours & Location

  • Location:  Memorial Hall - West Entrance, main floor
  • Effective Monday, June 13th the Pantry will be open daily 10 AM-10 PM with ID access

The Student Food Pantry is available to all students who are in immediate need or do not have access to essential items. Please be conscientious in what you take and how much you take from the space.

  • Please take only what you need - this is a shared space for Lawrentians. Students are encouraged not to take more than 7 items per visit.
  • Use hand sanitizer before entering the space
  • Practice social distancing

 The pantry includes non-perishable food items, personal hygiene products, and school supplies. Due to limited space, we have suspended donations of clothing and books.

How can I help?

There are several ways you can help!  

Order Items off of our Amazon Wish List. Items purchased through our wish list can be shipped directly to Lawrence University's Student Food Pantry on campus. Include a personalized message, we would love to hear from you!

Donate Items in Person. Lawrence University staff, faculty, and students can drop off items in-person in the Diversity & Intercultural Center kitchen located in Memorial Hall. You can also arrange an appointment by contacting From there, we take inventory and keep the pantry stocked as supplies become available. Please refrain from dropping items off directly in the Pantry as we record inventory. We strongly request that you do not drop off individual items for the food pantry that have been opened or are expired.

Donations can also be mailed to:

Lawrence University
Student Food Pantry
711 E. Boldt Way
Appleton, WI 54911

Make a monetary donation. These donations help stock the pantry with essential items that are not otherwise donated and allow the pantry to be flexible and adaptable based on student needs. Ways to donate money:

  • Give online by credit card, bank account, or one of several digital wallets (PayPal, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Venmo).
  • Mail a check:

Lawrence University
Attention: Development Office
711 E. Boldt Way
Appleton, WI 54911
Memo: Student Food Pantry

  • If you would like to give by credit card over the phone, please call 920-832-6517 and indicate you would like the donation to go towards the Pantry.

The pantry is supported through the generosity of community, local businesses, and personal donations of money and supplies, as well as a small budget provided by Lawrence University. We continue to seek partners on and off campus who are willing to support our students.

Donation Suggestions

Note that clothing and books are not being accepted.


  • Cereal
  • Protein bars
  • Granola bars
  • Instant oatmeal
  • Complete entrees (rice, noodles, beans)- microwavable
  • Ramen (a popular item)
  • Soups
  • Instant coffee
  • Tea bags
  • Non-perishable milk (esp. dairy-free)
  • Individual sugar packets
  • Individual creamer packets
  • Vegetarian and vegan meals-microwavable
  • Peanut butter (a popular item)
  • Jelly (a popular item)
  • Saltines or other crackers
  • Fruit cups
  • Snacks
  • Individual dessert items
  • Salt and pepper
  • Bagels
  • Bread
  • Tortillas


  • Laundry detergent (a popular item)
  • Disposable razors
  • Shaving cream
  • Feminine hygiene products (tampons, pads, liners)
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Tissues
  • Band-aids
  • Soap
  • Hair care products for all hair types
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Chapstick
  • Lotion


  • Notebooks
  • Binders
  • Folders
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Highlighters

Questions, comments, or suggestions?

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