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Bear Necessities Food Pantry

The Food Insecurities Task Force at Lander is pleased to share that the Bear Necessities Food Pantry.The food pantry is the culmination of work by Lander and community leaders to address the problems of food insecurity among students. 

Location: Lide Building 325

Hours of Operation: Each Wednesday from 3:30-6:30 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters.


Students visiting the Bear Necessities Food Pantry need to know their Lander ID number to sign-in. No students are turned away.



How to help

Most commonly asked for items:

  • Toiletries like dish/hand soap, toilet paper, toothpaste
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables
  • Cooking oil
  • Condiments

We regularly get shipments of canned goods from our partner at the Greenwood Food Bank, and since they are shelf stable there's no problem getting more. But we also strive to have our students maintain a balanced diet including whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and healthy non-perishable goods.

For more ways to help, check out our Amazon registryYou can also make a monetary donation here.

For more information about the campus food pantry, or how to help, please contact