Food Bank

The Office of Student Affairs is committed to helping our students to be able to fully enjoy their college experience. With this in mind, Student Affairs provides students with a food bank that is available to every student at no charge. The food bank stocks non-perishable items that can be used to make meals.

This food bank is supported by faculty, staff, and community supporters of Penn State Wilkes-Barre who give donations of new non-perishable food items, monetary donations, and gift card donations from area grocery stores. Food donations are taken by appointment only.

The food bank is housed in the Student Affairs Office in 101 Hayfield House. The food bank walk-in hours are Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. This is subject to the Student Affairs staff availability. Requests can also be made online using the Food Bank Request Form. Pickup instructions will be emailed within 24 hours.

Please feel free to contact Student Affairs at 570-675-9279 if you have questions.

If you would like to donate to the food bank, here are suggestions*:

  • Pasta
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Rice
  • Rice/Pasta Mixes
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Fruit
  • Tuna
  • Canned Chicken
  • Canned Ham
  • Cereal Bars
  • Granola Bars
  • Soups
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Syrup
  • Canned Ravioli
  • Canned Pastas
  • Spaghetti O’s
  • Canned Chili
  • Tuna Helper
  • Chicken Helper
  • Apple sauce
  • Pudding cups
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Pancake mix
  • Ramen Noodles
  • Oriental Noodle Meals
  • Cereal
  • Micro-wave meals
  • Gatorade
  • Bottled Water

*All donated items must be non-perishable as we do not have a refrigerator.