Harbor Landing Food Pantry
Student Government has partnered with Coastal Harvest and the Foundation to open the Harbor Landing Food Pantry, a food pantry available to both students and members of the community.
Our mission is to reach students and community members who may be struggling to find their next meal by providing them with nutritious food to bring to their homes. We aim to lessen the food insecure population both on campus and in the Aberdeen community, so that students may be able to focus more on their studies and less on hunger.
Location and Hours
How It Works
Step 1: During your first visit, you will be asked to fill out a short application with basic information such as zip code and family size. This information is reported back to our community partner, Coastal Harvest. There is no need to bring any proof of income or financial need. On your application you will receive a unique Food Pantry ID number – this number will be used to check you in during future visits to the pantry.
Step 2: After you complete your application, a volunteer will give you a shopping list. The shopping list includes frozen and non-perishable foods, snacks, and hygiene items. Items per week can fluctuate, but bringing a reusable bag will always get you 2 extra items. Once you fill out your shopping list, it will be handed off to a volunteer who will then fill your bag for you.
Step 3: While your bag is being filled, you may pick up any produce or freebies that are on the two tables in the waiting area. Produce is all available on a take-what-you-need basis and does not need to be recorded. Once your bag is filled, a volunteer will call your name or walk your bag out to you.
How many times per month can I visit Harbor Landing?
Both students and community members are able to visit Harbor Landing any week that we are open!
I have class when you are open, is there a way for me to pick food up another day?
Yes. Harbor Landing has appointments available from Monday-Thursday from 9am-5pm. To make an appointment, email your name and desired appointment date and time to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can even request to pick up at a different location on campus!
Why do students and community members have different shopping lists?
Two of our key partners are the Grays Harbor College Foundation, and Coastal Harvest. Coastal Harvest provides food for both students and community members, while the Foundation provides us with funds to purchase food – these funds are directed towards providing assistance for students.
Can I visit Harbor Landing after I graduate?
Absolutely! Since we serve both community members and students, your status as a student does not affect your access to Harbor Landing once you graduate.
Is Harbor Landing open during breaks?
Yes. The goal is always to stay open year round, with the help of an amazing team of volunteers. You can get a more general view of our schedule from July to December of 2019 by looking at our calendar.
Food Drive Recap
Donating and Volunteering
Or at the GHC Foundation Office:
Grays Harbor College Foundation
1620 Edward P. Smith Dr
Aberdeen, WA 98520 [map]
Phone: (360) 538-4024
Fax: (360) 538-4299
If you are interested in volunteering during the 2018-2019 school year, please contact:
Alejandra Moreno Castro
Did you know?
In 2016, 1 in 8 Washingtonians did not get enough food to meet basic nutritional needs
1 in 5 kids in Washington live in a household that struggles to put food on the table
1 in 7 Washingtonians rely on SNAP. Half of those people are kids.
1 in 6 Washingtonians relies on their local food bank
(Source: Hunger Food Facts)