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The Blue Jay Pantry

Free Food for Students In Need

Elizabethtown College is committed to ensuring that all students have regular access to healthy food options. The Blue Jay Pantry has been established by our Center for Community and Civic Engagement to provide our students with free, non-perishable food items sourced by charitable donations from within our community.

Our College joins over 600 schools nationwide who operate an on-campus food pantry and is a member of the College and University Food Bank Alliance (CUFBA). CUFBA provides colleges and universities with support, training and resources to connect more students with the food and resources they need for educational success.

student working with counselor

About the Program

Our Goals:

  • The pantry exists to help eliminate food insecurity at Elizabethtown College.
  • The pantry is intended to be accessible to all students in order to eliminate barriers to access for students experiencing hunger and having difficulty buying food and will operate in ways that maximize hospitality and privacy.
  • The pantry, in partnership with offices and programs on campus, will provide resources that will help students create healthy meals.

How it Works:

The Blue Jay Pantry is accessible to all undergraduate and graduate Elizabethtown College students. Should you require items while the College is closed, contact Javita Thompson.

Pantry Hours:

The Blue Jay Pantry is open 24/7


Brossman Commons (BSC) 251

Contact Information:

Center for Community and Civic Engagement |


Please consider making a monetary donation using this link to help us keep the pantry stocked with new and fresh items for students. Or use our Amazon Wish List to purchase pantry items and send them to the Center for Community and Civic Engagement. Or all donation items can be dropped off outside the Blue Jay Pantry BSC 251 or Center for Civic Engagement BSC 247.

Please contact Javita Thompson or the Center for Community and Civic Engagement with any questions.


Contact the Center for Community and Civic Engagement if you would like to volunteer with the Blue Jay Pantry or establish a food drive event.

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