Food Pantry


The Flashes’ Food Pantry works alongside university and community partners to end food insecurity for Kent State students by providing them with consistent access to nutritious food, allowing them to focus on their academic journey.


The Food Pantry is located in Room 219A on the second floor of the Kent Student Center. Please be sure to follow the Flashes Safe Eight at all pantry visits.

Pantry Hours:

The Flashes' Food Pantry has moved to room 106 of the Kent Student Center (KSC).

Pantry Guidelines:

Students receive 30 points to use in the pantry.

Students can visit the pantry time per pantry day. 

If a student is unable to come to their reservation, they must cancel their reservation. 

Swipe Out Hunger Kent State

Through a partnership with Swipe Out Hunger and University, Culinary Services students can donate up to two meal swipes to our virtual meal swipe bank on through the student tab on FlashLine. Students in need of additional meal swipes can then request up to five Swipe Out Hunger meal swipes on FlashLine.

SNAP Benefits Virtual Works

SNAP, or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly Food Stamps), is the largest federal nutrition program. With over 1.5 million Ohioans receiving SNAP benefits, this program offers individuals and families more spending power at local grocers, retailers, and farmer’s markets and ensures that millions of Americans have continued access to nutritious food. Fall 2022 dates coming soon. 

Pantry Collaborations

Help support the work of the Flashes' Food Pantry with your donations. Donations can be dropped off at the pantry during business hours, Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM, with the best days being Mondays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays. You can also shop for items and have them shipped directly to the pantry using our Amazon Wishlist. 

  • Flashes Fighting Hunger

    Flashes Fighting Hunger is a student-powered and volunteer-driven organization dedicated to reducing food waste and promoting food security. They provide our fresh items and baked goods for our Fresh Food Fridays at the Flashes' Food Pantry. Connect with Flashes Fighting Hunger to learn more about their many initiatives.

  • Pantry Donations

    Partner with the Flashes' Food Pantry with your donations. Donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM You can also use our Amazon Wishlist to have items delivered to the pantry.  

    Shop our Wishlist