Flathead Valley Community College Student Government (FVCCSG) and the Student Engagement Office are proud to offer the FVCC Food Pantry. The pantry is designed to meet the immediate food needs of its students by providing non-perishable food items and personal hygiene products. By providing students and their families with basic needs, students can continue to succeed in the classroom and beyond.
According to the Fall 2016 Survey of Student Basic Needs Survey by Wisconsin Hope Lab, the percentage of FVCC’s students facing food insecurity are higher than the regional and national figures. Results showed that 57% of our students didn’t have enough money to purchase food to last, and 51% of our students reported they had to reduce meal size or skip meals due to lack of food. We feel that each student deserves to be set up for success, and the Food Pantry ensures that no student will be left hungry.
How to Use the Food Pantry
Students will be required to present their student ID and a current class schedule (dated within 30 days). They will complete a brief online form before gathering food items. Privacy will be protected and all information is kept confidential.
There are multiple ways you can help out. One thing we are looking for are student volunteers who will be able to organized and stock the pantry, promote the food pantry, and assist clients. To volunteer, please complete an application form and return to the Student Engagement Office in Blake Hall, room 155.
We accept non-perishable food, hygiene items and grocery store gift cards. Blue donation boxes are located by the Student Engagement Office in Blake Hall, room 155 and the Learning Resource Center, room 109. We would greatly appreciate any of the items listed below:
Canned Fruits & Vegetables, Canned or Instant Potatoes, Fruit and Vegetable Juices, Vegetable Broth, Dried Fruit, Dried/Canned Lentils, Kidney or Black Beans, Microwave Popcorn, Applesauce Cups, Canned Meat (chicken, tuna, etc.), Nuts (peanuts, almonds, cashews, etc.), Peanut or Other Nut Butters, Dried Cereal, Dried Oats or Instant Oatmeal, Dried Pasta (spaghetti, macaroni, etc.), Spices or Other Sauces, Jelly, Plastic Bags & Can Openers
If you would like to make a monetary donation, please contact the FVCC Foundation Office at (406) 756-3963.