Bear necessities

The Office of Student Life is pleased to announce the addition of the Bear Necessities Pantry. Our mission is to serve students who are experiencing food insecurity or hunger. The pantry also stocks personal care items and basic school supplies. Any Shawnee State student with a valid SSU ID is eligible to receive non-perishable goods by visiting the Bear Necessities Pantry in the Morris University Center in Room 221.

How to Support

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.

Contact Courtney Sisk at (740) 351-3738 or email her at for more information on the Bear Necessities Pantry.

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