food pantry ribbon cuttingThe Food Insecurities Task Force at Lander is pleased to share that the Bear Necessities Food Pantry. 


Location: Lide Building 325

Hours of Operation: Each Wednesday from 3:30–6:30 p.m. 


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
  • Carbs like pasta or rice
  • Meal-in-a-box items like macaroni and cheese or ramen
  • Fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables
  • Cooking oil
  • Condiments
  • Cereal

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.