Fall 2020 Update

Fall 2020 Update: Wright State University’s Dayton and Lake Campuses plan to return to teaching for 2020 Fall Semester on August 24 with a dynamic and flexible mixture of in-person and remote courses. Read more about our Right Here. Wright State. This Fall. plan.

Raider Food Pantry


Special Announcement

We are doing things a little differently at the Raider Food Pantry in order to best serve you during this time of need. Our campus pantry has been depleted by the overwhelming need and our inability to restock. In an effort to continue to support you, we are currently accepting applications for $20 gift cards to supplement your grocery costs.

We are able to serve 125 students with this gift card service each month. If more than 125 students apply, applicants will be chosen at random. Students who did not get chosen during the first drawing will automatically be placed in the next month's drawing.

Applicants will be drawn and notified on April 15, May 15, and June 15.

Please apply here: Food Gift Card Application

Contact Us

Location: 055 Student Union

Wright State University's Raider Food Pantry, a need-based pantry for the Wright State and Fairborn community, is coordinated through the Office of Vice Provost for Student Affairs. It is made possible by the generosity of Wright State students, faculty, staff, the local community, and the dedicated service of its staff and volunteers.


The Wright State University Raider Food Pantry provides need-based food and referrals primarily to students, helping them to stay in school and meet their educational goal. The pantry is also dedicated to assisting faculty, staff, and community members in need of food and referrals in order to relieve food insecurities and their underlying causes in the WSU and Fairborn community.


The Wright State University Raider Food Pantry provides Wright State students, faculty, and staff, as well as Fairborn residents (45324 zip code), with a few days worth of groceries. Proof of residency is required for Fairborn residents. For questions, contact the food pantry at foodpantry@wright.edu or call 937-775-2617.

Anyone needing longer-term food assistance will also be given contact information for pantries near campus and/or information about long-term food assistance programs.

Food pantry volunteers may also refer pantry clients to campus or community programs and agencies that can assist with other needs they may have. The Raider Food Pantry cannot guarantee the quality of or qualification for any outside programs or services.

Hours of Operation

CLOSED through April 6, while Wright State's Dayton campus is closed to non-essential personnel. If you are student in need of emergency assistance, please call 937-260-0167. The United Way 211 Helplink (dial 211) can also assist in finding local food pantries that are able to remain open.  

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