Food Pantry

LCC's Food for Thought food pantry works to reduce hunger within our campus community and to reduce the effects of food insecurity on student success.

Food for Thought provides students, as well as faculty and staff, with non-perishable food, daily grab-and-go snacks, and personal care supplies.

Read the news story LCC food pantry eases students' hunger,The Daily News, February 9, 2018.

Select "Other" from the dropdown menu and use the "write a note" section to donate directly to the Food Pantry.

Food for Thought Spring 2022 Access

Food for Thought will be opening the first week of Spring quarter, April 4th. We are operating differently and will be available for limited hours each week. To request a bag of food, follow the link below.

Check out this link for other community food resources available during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Items Offered:

  • Grocery: non-perishable food items distributed based on family size.
  • Grab-and-go snacks: one sandwich or snack available daily.
  • Personal Care: toiletries and self-care items as needed.

How to Donate

Donations are appreciated! Drop your donation off at Food for Thought during open hours. Alternatively, call (360) 442-2352 to arrange a pick up. Donations bins are also located in the following locations on campus:

  • Admissions Building (between the OneStop and the Career Center front desk)
  • Library (front entrance)
  • Fitness Center
  • Student Center (one on each floor)

Items Needed

Non-Perishable Food

  • Peanut Butter
  • Canned beans
  • Macaroni & Cheese (boxed)
  • Boxed meals
  • Grains (rice, oatmeal, pasta)
  • Canned proteins (chicken, tuna)
  • Granola bars
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned soup
  • Baby formula
  • Baby food

Personal Care Items

  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Hairbrush
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine care
  • Baby diapers
  • Baby wipes

Financial Contributions

Donations are accepted through the Lower Columbia College Foundation. On the online giving form, under the “(Optional) Use this donation for” dropdown, please select "Other" and add a note on the second screen indicating Food Pantry. For more information please contact the LCC Foundation at or call (360) 442-2130

Our Mission

Our mission is to reduce hunger within our campus community and reduce the effects of food insecurity on student success. The food pantry works to support Lower Columbia College's commitment to equity and inclusion by providing access to immediate and long-term resources for those who experience food insecurity.

Contact Food For Thought


  Student Center, Room 213A

   (360) 442-2352

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