The Western Oregon University Food Pantry (WOU Food Pantry) was launched in September of 2012 in response to the campus-wide issue of food insecurity throughout our campus. This student-led and student-run resource has a mission to reduce the dilemma of food insecurity on Western's campus and in the Monmouth-Independence community. The Food Pantry is coordinated by the ASWOU Director of the Food Pantry, Ashley Biles and Assistant Director Sarah Tabor, and a team of dedicated campus and community volunteers.

The Food Pantry also holds campus food drives and food-related programs. They utilize donation boxes, food donation bins, advertisements, and information pamphlets to educate WOU students about the Food Pantry.


Where is the Food Pantry?

Academic Programs and Support Center (ASPC)

347 Monmouth Ave N.

Monmouth, OR 97361

Located on the second floor (feels like the first floor) near the SEP Office and Honors Department


Food Pantry Hours 

Winter Term 2017

Hours vary based on volunteer availability but this term we will strive to be open the following hours: 

Monday: 9:30am - 1pm & 4pm - 5pm

Tuesday: 11am - 1pm & 2pm - 4pm

Wednesday: 10am - 3pm & 4pm - 5pm

Thursday: 11am - 4pm

Friday: 11am - 1pm & 2pm - 3:30pm

Please see our Facebook Page: Western Oregon University Food Pantry for the most up to date information regarding hours and volunteer needs.

Food Pantry Needs
We are looking for: We do not need/accept:
Proteins (ie; chicken, beef, hot dogs) Used sheets
Dairy products (ie; milk, cheese, butter) Unmarked foods
Seasonings (ie; salt, pepper, marinades) Homemade Food
Fresh vegetables  
Fresh fruits   
Pre-made meals (ie; pizza pockets, mac n cheese, ramen)  
Clean, lightly used clothing  
Hygiene products   

Having trouble finding it? Want more Information?  Interested in Volunteering?

Contact the Food Pantry at: or | 503.838.8553


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