Pantry Needs

The Lion’s Pantry accepts non-perishable, unopened and non-expired food and toiletry donations. The items listed below the category titles are the items most needed/examples in that area. If you find other items in that area, please feel free to donate them! Any items with asterisks next to them are especially needed. Items can be dropped off at the Pantry during open hours, Tuesdays and Fridays from 3-5pm or emailing lionspantrypsu.donations@gmail.com if those times do not work. 

Please check if the items you are donating are expired. If so, we are more than happy to compost them for you. However, it would be helpful if the expired items were separated from the other items being donated, and you let us know this as you drop them off. Thank you in advance!

The Pantry provides reusable bags for students to use for carrying items. If possible, it is helpful if donations are dropped off in reusable bags that the Pantry can keep!

For additional information or questions please email us at lionspantrypsu@gmail.com.

If you or your organization is interested in hosting a food drive to benefit The Lion’s Pantry, please contact  lionspantrypsu.donations@gmail.com.

Do Not Currently NEED (But will always accept!)

  • Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Cream based soups
  • Canned green beans and corn
  • Peanut Butter
  • Baked Beans
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Ramen
  • Bars of soap
  • Feminine Products

Pasta and Rice

  • Any types of pasta
  • Rice*
  • Other grains
  • Pasta Roni
  • Rice a Roni

Breakfast Items

  • Pancake/Waffle Mix
  • Syrup
  • Cereal
  • Oatmeal*

Canned Vegetables/Fruits 

  • Chickpeas
  • Beans (any types)
  • Potatoes
  • Sliced beets
  • Any type of fruit

Snacks

  • Granola Bars
  • Pretzels
  • Beef Jerky
  • Nuts*
  • Crackers*
  • Chips

Soups

  • Any types (besides chicken noodle and cream based)

Gluten Free Items

  • Any items are appreciated, such as GF pasta, GF crackers, etc.

Proteins

  • Canned Chicken*
  • Canned Tuna*
  • Canned Salmon
  • Any other meats

Baking Items

  • Cake Mixes
  • Bread Mixes
  • Flour

Oils

  • Olive Oil*
  • Canola Oil
  • Vegetable Oil*
  • Coconut oil
  • Vinegar (White and Balsamic)

Condiments

  • Salad Dressing (any type)*
  • Mayonnaise*
  • Mustard*
  • Ketchup*
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Jelly 
  • Pasta Sauce

Beverages

  • Shelf stable milk*
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Juices
  • Water*

Seasonings

  • Salt and Pepper
  • Bread Crumbs
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Garlic Powder
  • Chili Powder
  • Taco Seasoning
  • Cinnamon
  • Cumin
  • Paprika
  • Oregano
  • Turmeric

Paper Products (typically go very quickly, so always needed)

  • Paper towels*
  • Toilet paper*
  • Tissues*

Personal Care

  • Shampoo
  • Body Wash
  • Moisturizer
  • Vitamins
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste

Household 

  • Detergent*
  • Hand Soap
  • Dish Soap
  • Hand sanitizer

Baby Products

  • Diapers*
  • Wipes
  • Baby food

Updated August 8, 2019