The Western Oregon University Food Pantry was founded in September 2012 in response to the campus-wide issue of food insecurity. This student-led and student-run resource has a mission to reduce the growing problem of food insecurity on Western’s campus and in the Monmouth-Independence community by providing food that is both nutritious and fulfilling. The Food Pantry is coordinated by two student coordinators and a team of dedicated campus and community volunteers.

As of June 2018, management of the WOU Food Pantry has shifted from ASWOU to Abby’s House, Center for Equity and Gender Justice.

Who Can Access the Food Pantry?

The WOU Food Pantry is available for any students, staff, faculty, or community members who are experiencing food insecurity. We do not ask for any form of identification, but we do require our shoppers to fill out a short survey to help us track our service numbers.

 

When is the Food Pantry Open?

 

Food Pantry Hours – WINTER 2019

 Spring Break Hours coming soon

Hours vary based on volunteer availability but we will strive to be open the following hours:

 

Monday: 10:00am – 12:00pm, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

 

Tuesday: 10:00am – 11:00am, 12:00pm – 2:00pm

 

Wednesday: 9:00am – 12:00pm, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

 

Thursday: 11:00am – 4:00pm

 

Friday: 9:00am – 11:00am, 12:00pm – 4:00pm

 

Please see our Facebook Page: WOU Food Pantry for the most up to date information regarding hours and volunteer needs.

 

Where is the Food Pantry?

Oregon Military Academy Building

701 N Monmouth Avenue

Monmouth, Oregon 97361

The Food Pantry is located in the OMA building, which formerly housed the Oregon Military Academy. The entrance to the Food Pantry can be found at the Southeast corner of the building, near Court Way road.

How Can I Contact the Food Pantry?

Phone: 503-838-8219

Email: foodpantry@wou.edu

foodpantryvolunteers@wou.edu

Mailing Address:

WOU Food Pantry – Attn: Abby’s House

345 N Monmouth Avenue

Monmouth, Oregon 97361

How Can I Get Involved With the Food Pantry?

Reliable volunteers are essential to the success of the WOU Food Pantry. Volunteers participate in many different ways, including staffing the Food Pantry, unloading and sorting deliveries, picking up donations, and more! If you’re interested in getting involved, please email us at: foodpantryvolunteers@wou.edu

Food Pantry Office Hours

In Abby’s House (WUC 106)

Monday: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Tuesday: 8:00am – 9:00am

Wednesday: 10:00am – 11:00am 

Thursday: 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Friday: 10:00am – 11:00am

Our student coordinators hold office hours as a resource for Pantry volunteers and shoppers. Stop by if you are interesting in volunteering, need help getting into the Pantry, need someone to sign off on volunteer hours for a class, or have any other Pantry related questions or needs. We are happy to help!