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.
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.
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)