Friendship Food Pantry

Using the Food Pantry

Eligibility & Qualification

photo of products on a shelf in the food pantryThe Friendship Food Pantry at WSU serves all students in need of emergency food assistance. We do not discrimination on the basis of race, sex (including gender identity / expression), color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, ability or disability, veteran or military status, thinking style, skills, educational background, life experience, or sexual orientation.

Wright State University is committed to achieving an intellectual, cultural, and social environment on campus in which all are free to make their contribution. We will achieve an environment in which every individual may think, and learn, and grow without prejudice, without intimidation, and without discrimination. We will achieve an environment in which personal dignity and respect for the individual are recognized by all.

In order to qualify for pantry services, students must be currently enrolled in classes at WSU and must present their photo ID and provide their University ID number (UID).

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the open hours for Summer term?

    The Food Pantry will be open on Mondays from noon-3 p.m. and on Thursdays from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • Why does WSU need a food pantry for students?

    During times of economic instability, students may become financially stressed and lack access to basic resources. These students may be non-traditional students, students with children, or other students facing crisis situations.

  • Who can use the food pantry?

    The food pantry is open to any WSU student enrolled in classes for the current term.

  • Where is the food pantry located?

    The pantry is located in 134 Allyn Hall.

  • How does the pantry work?

    Students in need of emergency food assistance should visit the pantry during open hours and a volunteer will be there to assist. Students will be asked to show a photo ID, verify their University ID number, and fill out a short form. If they have dependent children, they will need to provide the number of dependents and their ages. Information collected will be kept confidential.

  • How many times can I use the food pantry?

    Students may use the food pantry once per month. If a student needs the pantry more than one time per month, the student must have a faculty or staff referral or make an appointment with the Food Pantry Coordinator.

  • How do faculty and staff make referrals to the food pantry?

    WSU faculty and staff members encountering students who could benefit from emergency food services may send them directly to the pantry during open hours.

    When the pantry is closed, faculty and staff may contact Katie Deedrick, Director, Office of Student Support Services at (937) 775-3749 or (937) 260-0267.


Here’s what Wright State students say about the Friendship Food Pantry:

  • “Helpful and friendly as the name implies!”
  • “This is a very generous thing for students here at Wright State!”
  • “The staff is very friendly and they help me with any questions I may have.”
  • “Staff were very helpful.  This is a great resource on campus!”
  • “It’s really good to have some food from the Pantry!”
  • “This is my first time being out from my home and the pantry helped me a lot.”
  • “It kept me from stressing out about how I’m going to eat in the next few days.”
  • “Everyone is always friendly and I always receive what I need.”
  • “I received custody of my two nieces last week ages 3 and 7.  This helps tremendously until I can seek other assistance.”
  • “It has made it easier/a relief.”
  • “I was able to get proper food in me.  I’m not hungry thanks to them.”
  • “The Friendship Food Pantry has helped me a lot in terms of managing my food.  I really thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
  • “It makes me feel like someone cares!”