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. 


Monday 12-4 PM

Tuesday 9-11 AM

Wednesday 2-6 PM

Thursday 2-6 PM

Friday 1-3 PM  & 12-1 PM for high-risk clients

Saturday 12-2 PM

Lion’s Pantry Bagged Food Program

This program will be continuing throughout the university closures according to the following changes:

1. Orders will be available for pick-up ONLY at the Pantry facility on Services Road. Please reference our website for directions. Any pre-bagged food will not be available for pick-up at Abba Java due to the new guidelines implemented across Pennsylvania as a result of the novel coronavirus.

2. Orders are due on Saturdays by 11:59 PM.

3. Orders will be available for pick-up beginning Monday of the following week during Open Hour times. Open Hours will be updated on the home page of our website and on our social media as they may change each week. 

4. You will receive an email when your order is ready for pickup.

Please visit this link to request a pre-bagged variety of foods/supplies.


Lion’s Pantry COVID-19 Outbreak Update

The staff at the Lion’s Pantry is doing their best to follow the necessary precautions to keep the pantry facility sanitized and clean during this time. If you are feeling ill or experience symptoms similar to those of COVID-19, we ask that you place a pre-bagged food order so we can limit your interaction with other pantry clients. If you are feeling ill, please indicate this in the appropriate question in the form so we are aware of the situation.


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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