The Lion’s Pantry

Our mission is to address and mitigate student hunger at Penn State University Park campus.

Our purpose is to help provide sustenance to Penn State students experiencing food insecurity.

Accessing the Pantry

Every student with a valid Penn State ID may access The Lion’s Pantry services. 

Note: Please bring your Penn State ID to verify student status. 


Spring 2020 Pantry Hours: Monday 2-5 PM and Thursday 10-1! Please contact with any questions! 

Food Order Program: Students can also place food orders for pick-up downtown through this form. Please complete the form by Thursday at 9am each week for bagged food pick-up at Abba Java (in the same building as St. Paul’s United Methodist church) on Fridays beginning at 9am. Students who place orders can enter through the double red doors located on the side of St. Paul’s church on Locust Lane, then walk down the stairs, through the double doors, and take a left. The shelves with the bags are located in the hallway. 

Cub Pantries: Students can stop by any of the following locations for a limited Pantry food selection during any of the building’s open hours. 

  • Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity – 101 Boucke 
  • Pasquerilla Spiritual Center 
  • Student Care and Advocacy Office 
  • Wellness Suite – 20 IM

In an emergency situation please contact: The State College Food Bank Phone: (814) 234-2310 Address: S Atherton St, State College, PA 16801

Note: The Lion’s Pantry provides reusable bags.


The Lion’s Pantry is located past East Halls and the Katz Law Building, in between Lion’s Surplus and the Blue Band Building.

Abba Java is located in downtown State College, at 299 Locust Lane.

No car? No problem! The campus shuttle runs weekdays until 6 p.m. and will drop you off at Lion Surplus, right across from the Pantry. View the campus shuttle schedule here.

Check out the Pantry!

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