Inside Linfield - Community Engagement

Wildcat Food Pantry

Students in Food PantryThe Wildcat Food Pantry was created to support Linfield students who are struggling with food insecurity. In the fall of 2019 the Office of Community Engagement researched the prevalence and effects of food insecurity among Linfield’s student body. The findings of this research indicated that 40.89% of students reported that they had experienced hunger in the last 30 days because they could not afford food. As a way to address this issue, the Community Engagement Office developed and implemented the Wildcat Food Pantry to support students in need. 

The Wildcat Food Pantry is located on the first floor of Riley Hall and is accessible by swipe to students 24hrs a day and 7 days a week.

The Wildcat Food Pantry stocks over 40 different kinds of non-perishable foods and various hygiene supplies. Additionally, the Wildcat Food Pantry houses informational materials about where to access community resources regarding food insecurity as well.

Fall 2020 Quick Facts

The facts and figures below reflect data collected between July 20, 2020 and December 11, 2020 on Wildcat Food Pantry use by Linfield University students.
  • From 7/20-12/11, 608 student user swipes were recorded accessing the Wildcat Food Pantry
  • The 608 student swipes belonged to 189 individual Linfield students,with an average of three visits per student. 
  • The month of October accounted for 37% of the total swipes from July-December.
  • Students swipes indicate that students visited the Wildcat Food Pantry most frequently between the hours of 2-4pm.
  • The top three most popular items in the food pantry were: Ramen, Peanut Butter, and Granola Bars.

Support Our Efforts

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Check out our Amazon Wishlist.

Looking for a way you can support our efforts? The Wildcat Food Pantry has set up an Amazon wishlist so that you can select, purchase, and directly ship items to help stock out shelves! This wishlist is updated weekly by our team to reflect our current needs and all items purchased go directly to supporting our students.

For more information or if you are interested in getting involved with supporting the Wildcat Food Pantry please contact the Director of Community Engagement, Adrian Hammond at ahammond@linfield.edu.