Using the Pantry | Kent State University

Using the Pantry

Eligibility & Qualification

The Pantry at the KSU Women's Center 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.

In order to qualify for pantry services, students must be currently enrolled in classes at KSU and must present their photo ID.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Why does Kent State University need a food pantry?
     There are numerous reasons someone might need food assistance. During difficult times, students may become financially stressed and lack access to basic resources. We are glad to be able to help provide for these basic needs as it's difficult to focus on school work or daily tasks if you are hungry. 

Where is the pantry located?
     The food pantry is located at the Williamson House, 1200 Main Street. (big white house on the corner of Main/SR 59 and Midway Drive). 

Who can use the food pantry?
     The food pantry is open to any Kent State student who is currently enrolled in classes.  It is also available to any current faculty and staff.

How does the pantry work?
     Campus community members in need of emergency food assistance should visit the pantry during open hours and a volunteer will be there to assist. Individuals will be asked to show a photo ID, 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 private.  

How many times can I use the pantry?
     Campus community members 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 Cassandra Pegg-Kirby, cpeggkir@kent.edu or 330-672-9230.

How do faculty and staff make referrals?
     Kent State 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 Cassandra Pegg-Kirby, Assistant Director of the Women's Center, 330-672-9230.