New for Fall 2020: Pantry Pick-Up

We are very pleased to introduce Pantry Pick-Up for the Bear Necessities Pantry. Students can now pre-order items and the pantry workers will have it bagged for you to pick up.

Pre-packaged bags with 3 meals (vegetarian or non-vegetarian option) are available for pickup every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at the designated pickup times. No pre-order necessary!

If you have a special request (personal hygiene, school supplies, or other food requests), please pre-order items by Monday @ 1 pm. Items will be available for pickup at the designated pickup times.

Pick-up Times

  • Wednesdays 2 pm–4 pm
  • Thursdays 4 pm–6 pm
  • Fridays 11 am–2 pm

The pantry is located in MUC 221 B.

In order to meet the needs of students and protect the safety of pantry workers and users, the pantry will not be open this semester for drop-in visits.

How to Request Items:

Please read and follow the directions in the form below. The form may change from week-to-week. Every week the pantry will provide an “item of the week” that students can choose during their appointed pick-up time that is not on the inventory list.

Pantry Request Form

How can I support Bear Necessities?

The Bear Necessities Pantry operates entirely on donations of non-perishable goods as well as monetary donations. Monetary donations are accepted in the form of cash or check made payable to Shawnee State University with Bear Necessities Pantry in the memo line. Donations can be dropped off in the Morris University Center, Room 221 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday to Friday.

Suggested Donation List


Pasta Sides, Mashed Potatoes, Boxed Cereal, Oatmeal, Fruit Snacks, Fruit Cups, Microwave Popcorn, Canned Vegetables, Canned Fruit, Canned Pasta, Macaroni & Cheese, Soups, Ramen Noodles, Pop Tarts, Chili, Canned Beans, Instant Rice, Canned Tuna, Crackers, Granola Bars, Pudding Cups, Muffins


Tooth Brushes, Toothpaste, Deodorant, Feminine Hygiene Products, Bath Soap, Shampoo/Conditioner, Lotion, Toilet Paper

School Supplies:

Notebooks, Loose Leaf Paper, Note Cards, Pens, Pencils, Hi-Lighters, Notecards, Folders, Binders, Post-Its

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