Frequently Asked Questions & Resources

Why does Champlain College have a food pantry?

Food insecurity is experienced by almost a third of students attending four year institutions. It is connected with a variety of academic concerns, most of all graduation rates. In order for our students to succeed, graduate, and focus on their college experience, a food pantry was created to ease the hunger and insecurity that so many college students experience.

What do I do over a holiday break when the campus is closed and locked?

The College is only completely closed during a week and a half portion of the year. When Skiff Hall is locked and not open, please contact Campus Public Safety to assist you in gaining access to the building.

Can staff and faculty use the food pantry?

Yes! This resource is for anybody within the Champlain College community that is experiencing food insecurity.

How is the food pantry stocked?

The food and personal care products that stock our pantry shelves comes from a variety of sources. Donations, budgets specific for student support, and campus food drives are our main sources.

What kind of products can I find in the food pantry?

While food is the main focus, the food pantry is also regularly stocked with personal care products. 

How can I donate to the food pantry?

Contact us at! Here is a list of suggested items for donation.

Are there perishable items available at the food pantry?

As of right now, we are still developing best practices for our campus food pantry, and are therefore unable to accept perishable items at this time. We hope to expand what we can offer in the future!

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