Food Pantry

Richland College Food Pantry

Girl smiling standing in front of food truck

It’s hard to go to class and study when you’re hungry. According to the Wisconsin Hope Survey on any given day 40% of our students stated, "The food that I bought just didn't last and I did not have enough money to get more." Another 49% stated that "I couldn't afford to eat balanced meals." This is more than just a survey. Employees have known students who have no electricity at home and haven't eaten all day. Starting a food pantry is the first step towards helping the hungry.

There are over 18,000 registered students at Richland College. On any given day, 400 of every 1,000 students do not have enough to eat. It is a sacrifice for some to pay for housing, books, gas, electricity, daycare, and medication.

How Can I Help?

By dropping off donations in the Office of Student Life, El Paso Hall room E-040. Items often needed: marinara/pasta sauce, canned chicken, canned tuna, soups, oatmeal, canned milk, boxed potatoes, mac and cheese, deodorant, feminine hygiene products, toothpaste, tooth brushes and can openers. (Recyclable bags are needed too!)

Food Pantry

  • The Richland College Food pantry is located in El Paso Hall, Room E-030
  • The hours of operation are:
    Monday and Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Wednesday and Thursday 1:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
    Closed on Friday. (However, if you are in need of services outside of these hours you may stop by the Office of Student, E-040, to have the pantry opened for you immediate use.)

Get Involved

  • Volunteer – The pantry is staffed solely by student volunteers. Volunteers are scheduled for each 30-minute increment. Encourage students looking for service hours to work with the food bank.
  • Spread the word – Alert your students, staff members and our campus community about the Richalnd College food pantry. We are here to serve them and we’ve helped so many students already!
  • Participate – Encourage everyone you know to participate in the annual food drives.

How do I get food assistance?
It is easy. Simply visit the food bank, fill out a one time form, select the items needed and have a great day.

North Texas Food Bank Mobile Truck Deliveries
Arrive early, in front of Fannin Hall, to ensure you get some of the fresh produce (fruits and vegetables) available on the mobile food truck.

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (While supplies last!)

2019 DELIVERIES

SEPTEMBER: Tuesday, Sept. 3rd & Tuesday, Sept. 17th
OCTOBER: Tuesday, Oct. 1st, Tuesday, Oct. 15th & Tuesday, Oct. 29th
NOVEMBER: Tuesday, Nov. 12th & Tuesday, Nov. 26th
DECEMBER: Tuesday, Dec. 10th

2020 DELIVERIES

JANUARY: Tuesday, Jan. 28th
FEBRUARY: Tuesday, Feb. 11th & Tuesday, Feb. 25th
MARCH: Tuesday, March 10th & Tuesday, March 24th
APRIL: Tuesday, April 7th & Tuesday, April 21st
MAY: Tuesday, May 5th & Tuesday, May 12th

Student Outreach and Support (S.O.S.) (currently R.O.A.R.)
- The S.O.S. office offers resources and wraparound services to students to assist in balancing their campus and external lives in order to be successful. Services may include childcare assistance, textbook loans, and more.

  • Foster Care Student Program - Are you an alumni of the Texas foster care system? Richland College's Foster Care Student Program can connect you with financial aid, advising, and other student services from the time you enroll through graduation.
  • Gender Equity Program - The Gender Equity program is designed to assist students who are seeking degrees in an occupation that is dominated by the gender opposite of theirs.
  • Referral Assistance - Coming Soon
  • Working Wonders - The Working Wonders Program prepares and supports those students pursuing Technical Occupational degrees (Applied Science (AAS) degrees) in meeting the challenges of re-entering the workforce.
  • Contact the Office of Student Life at 972-238-6130 if you have questions.

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