Office of Sustainability

Pirate Pantry

The Pirate Pantry helps currently enrolled students focus on their studies without having to face the burden of food insecurity.

No student should go hungry. There is a perception that if a student can afford to go to college, they can also afford food. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. The Pirate Pantry was created in October 2021 to tackle the problem of food insecurity that is happening around the nation and on our campus.



Vanessa Mikan, Assistant Professor of Instruction in Kinesiology


Frequently Asked Questions

  • The Pirate Pantry is open 24/7. 

  • The Pirate Pantry is located in Fine Arts Building, Room 127.

  • The Pirate Pantry is open to any currently, enrolled students. Students may walk in to use the pantry during hours of operation and choose items to take from the pantry. 

    Food insecurity can impact anyone at any given moment and can be a difficult thing to talk about, therefore, records are not kept of those who use the pantry. 

  • Physical Donations:

    We accept donations of non-perishable food items, such as:

    • breakfast items - cereal cups, instant oatmeal, Pop-Tarts
    • canned proteins, fruits, and vegetables 
    • instant/easy meals - ramen, pasta noodles and sauce, mac-and-cheese cups, soups, microwavable rice
    • snacks - granola/protein bars, fruit snacks, crackers

    Donations should be left in the designated donation bins in Fine Arts Building, Room 127 during hours of operation. All donations must be non-expired and not opened! 

    Monetary Donations:

    SU’s online platform Give Campus has a field donors can use under “other” to key in a designation for the “Pirate Pantry.” If donors choose to send in a check, they can write “Pirate Pantry” in the designation field line.