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Thank you for your interest in donating to the Seattle University Food Pantry.

At this time, donations can be brought to The Office of Multicultural Affairs in Pavilion 180 during pantry hours. We ask that items are not expired or open. We invite you to bring things you yourself would eat.

You can also donate to us using our Amazon Wishlist

Interested in co-hosting a food drive?

Campus partners and student organizations are welcome to co-host a food drive at any point. Our ask is that you coordinate drop-off and pick-up of the donations, and to create the marketing and help promote.

Food drives are most successful when done in a two-week window or when hosting a singular event such as a celebration or a screening.

See below for more information about the types of donations that would be most helpful for the pantry. If you are interested, please email

Donation Requests

Please review the list below for some popular items and suggested items for donation.

*A large number of the students who utilize the pantry are vegetarian. Please consider donating items that cater to students with dietary restrictions.

  • Canned Foods
    • Vegetables - corn, green beans, peas, mixed vegetables, etc.
    • Beans - black beans, refried beans, pinto beans, etc.
    • Tomatoes - whole, diced, sauce, paste
    • Soups - tomato, cream of mushroom, chicken noodle, vegetable
  • Sauces and curries
  • Bread and wrap varieties - loaves, bagels, English muffins, tortillas, pitas, naan
  • Shelf-stable milk boxes (non-dairy, dairy)
  • Assorted grains - rice, quinoa, farro
  • Dry noodles - egg noodles, vermicelli noodles, ramen noodles, udon noodles
  • Snack foods - crackers, chips, pretzels, nuts, granola bars
  • Seasonings - salt, pepper, garlic/onion powder, cumin, cinnamon, oregano

We also welcome donations of hygiene items, such as menstrual care items, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, and bar soap.

Leftover Dining Dollar Donations

During the last two weeks of every quarter, students are able to donate up to $250 of their leftover dining dollars towards the Food Security Initiative. Simply go to a cashier in the dining center and tell them what amount you would like to make towards a donation to the Food Security Initiative.