We know that it can be hard to make ends meet when you're paying for college and living on a tight budget. The Cougar Food Pantry provides free, nonperishable items to students in need of food.

The Cougar Food Pantry is only able to serve currently enrolled WSU Vancouver students and Clark College Nursing program students studying on the WSU Vancouver campus.

Not a student on the WSU Vancouver campus? Check out our guide to free community food resources in Clark County.

Request food if you need it!

The Cougar Food Pantry is a free resource to benefit students at WSU Vancouver. If this resource would benefit you or your family, you are encouraged to utilize it. We strive to make the process as confidential as possible.

Request Food

Refer Students, Friends and Classmates

It can be hard to ask for help and sometimes we need a push from a friend or mentor to get the help we need.

Donate food

Bring nonperishable food items to the Cougar Center in the Student Services Center. We seek to provide nonperishable healthful foods for students experiencing food shortages. Here is a list of the items we're frequently low on:

  • beans (canned or dry)
  • boxed milk (dairy, soy, almond)
  • canned fruits and vegetables
  • canned meals (soups, stew, chili)
  • canned meat
  • canned tuna
  • healthy cereals
  • instant potatoes
  • macaroni and cheese
  • pasta and sauce
  • peanut butter
  • rice

Want to give?

Use the following link to visit the WSU Foundation's online giving site. Thank you for your support of WSU Vancouver.

Give Today

Host a food drive

For tips, check out our food drive start-up kit.


Contact the Cougar Center via email or at 360-546-9979

Location & Hours

The Cougar Center is located in the upper level of the Student Services Center. Please refer to the Cougar Center Hours of Operation for operating times.