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, as well as household and personal care items.

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 Murphy Center, room 114. Walk-in hours are Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. This is subject to staff availability. Requests can also be made online using the Food Bank Request Form

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 some suggestions*:

  • Pasta
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Rice/Pasta Mixes
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Fruit
  • Tuna
  • Canned meat
  • Cereal Bars
  • Granola Bars
  • Soups
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Syrup
  • Canned Pastas
  • Spaghetti O’s
  • Canned Chili
  • Tuna Helper
  • Chicken Helper
  • Apple sauce
  • Pudding cups
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Pancake mix
  • Cereal
  • Gatorade
  • Bottled Water
  • Soap/Body Wash
  • Shampoo
  • Razors
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Toilet paper
  • Laundry detergent

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