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Spring 2024 Hours

Monday–Friday 9 am–6 pm

The pantry is located in the Student Resource Hub.

If you are unable to come in during these hours, please email

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