Student Food Pantry
Are you or someone you know struggling to pay for groceries? We understand that times are tough, especially for college students. We are here to help.
The Student Food Pantry provides food for students under financial stress, helping them stay focused on their academic success. The Student Food Pantry, a college sponsored food bank, makes sure all students have access to adequate food -- regardless of their economic situation.
Winter Term 2013*
Monday - Thursday: 10am - 2pm
other times by appointment ONLY!
*the Student Food Pantry is CLOSED when classes are not in session.
Spring Term 2013*
(May 5 - June 25)
Tuesday - Wednesday: 10am - 2pm
or by appointment
Summer Term 2013
(June 26 - September 3)
CLOSED; no appointments
Hours will vary by semester. Please call ahead for hours of operation.
To receive food from the Pantry, students must present their Delta student ID card or other proof they are enrolled in the current semester. Students will be asked to fill out a brief intake form with basic information. All student information is kept confidential.
Taking From the Pantry
Student are able to select various non-perishable items from the pantry. Students are encouraged to bring their own grocery bag or to reuse the grocery bag they are given upon their first visit to the pantry. The maximum amount of food a student can receive in a one month period is a total of six bags (3 mini-bags and 3 large bags). Students can use the Pantry services up to a maximum of three times per month, with a limit of one visit per day.
Donating to the Pantry
Want to help us keep the Pantry stocked for students in need? Donations are accepted at A008 during open hours. We accept non-perishable (non-expired) food, gift cards to local grocery stores or monetary donations. Checks can be made payable to the Delta College with "Student Food Pantry" in the memo line. Donations are tax-deductible and a receipt will be issued.
Our most needed donation items include:
- pasta and pasta sauce
- peanut butter
- canned meat
- juice boxes
- granola bars
- instant meals
- canned fruit
- snack items
If a student needs additional help, the following community resources are available:
Midland, Gratiot, Isabella, Clare or Gladwin County
Bay or Arenac County
Delta College Counseling
*Services are provided by funding through United Way