The Lion's Pantry

The Lion’s Pantry's mission is to address and mitigate student hunger on campus.


The Lion's Pantry at Penn State Mont Alto is open the same hours as the Wiestling Student Center. Please contact [email protected] for more information or to verify the hours of operation for summer 2021. 


  • The Lion’s Pantry at Penn State Mont Alto is located on the second floor of the Wiestling Student Center just past the Spiritual Resource Room.
  • A variety of non-perishable foods and toiletry items are available to help meet the needs of students, and students with families.
  • In addition to the items in the pantry, there are a limited number of weekday lunch vouchers available through Director of Student Affairs and Marla Minnich, Student Advocacy Manager.
  • As the space is not accessible, any students not able to visit the Lion’s Pantry may make a request for items by emailing [email protected].
  • Reusable bags will be available in the space.

Contribute to the Pantry

The Lion’s Pantry at Penn State Mont Alto accepts non-perishable, unopened and non-expired food and toiletry donations. Items can be dropped off at Campus Life (Conklin 207) during open hours, Mondays through Fridays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Financial donations, or payroll deductions, through the Development Office are also welcome. 

Items accepted for the Pantry

  • Granola Bars
  • Pretzel
  • Beef Jerky
  • Nuts
  • Crackers, etc.
Pasta and Rice
  • Spaghetti
  • Boxed Pasta, any shape
  • White or Brown Rice
  • Pilaf
  • Ready Rice
  • Mexican Rice
  • Jasmine Rice
Breakfast Items
  • Cereal (all kinds)
  • Oatmeal
  • Breakfast Bars
  • Syrup
  • Pancake Mix
Tomatoes and Sauces
  • Diced, Crushed, or Stewed Canned
  • Tomato Paste
  • Jars of Pasta Sauce
  • Canned Chicken
  • Canned Tuna
  • Canned Beans, including Red Kidney, Garbanzo, Pinto Beans
Canned Items
  • Vegetables
  • Fruit
  • Applesauce
  • Fruit Cocktail
  • Soups
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Pasta Roni
  • Rice a Roni
Baking Items
  • Cake Mixes
  • Bread Mixes
  • Flour
  • Sugar

Cooking Oils

  • Olive Oil
  • Canola Oil
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Vinegar (White and Balsamic)
  • Mayonnaise
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Salad Dressing
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Salsa
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Bread Crumbs
  • Spices of all types
  • Garlic powder
  • Chili Powder
  • Taco Seasoning
  • Chicken Broth or Bouillon Cubes
Gluten Free Items

Any items are appreciated, such as GF pasta, GF crackers, etc.

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Juices
Personal Care
  • Vitamins
  • Tissues
  • Paper Towels
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Razors
  • Shaving Cream
  • Detergent
  • Hand Soap
  • Toilet Paper (please consider individually-wrapped rolls, or 4-packs)
  • Other Cleaning Supplies
Baby Products
  • Baby food
  • Diapers
  • Wipes


Please contact [email protected]