Pioneer Pantry

We are pleased to announce the opening of a food pantry for currently enrolled William Paterson University students.  The Pioneer Pantry is a collaboration between the Student Government Association (SGA) and the division of Student Development, with a generous donation from SGA funds. 

The Pioneer Pantry, located in the University Commons, Room 335, will be available to currently enrolled students during the fall semester  during the following dates and times:

Friday,  November 17 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday,  November 29 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday,  December 1 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday,  December 13 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday,  December 15 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday,  December 20 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Students need to bring their William Paterson University ID cards with them to demonstrate current enrollment, in order to access the pantry.   The brief form available on this page (links to right) will need to be completed to be eligible to receive food.  Students may do so ahead of time or when they arrive at the pantry.  Each student will be able to obtain one grocery bag full of food pantry items per visit.  The types of non-perishable food items that will be available in the Pioneer Pantry are breakfast cereal, oatmeal, granola bars, rice, pasta, canned fruit, vegetables, and beans, soup, tuna, peanut butter, etc. 

Please feel free to contact Dr. Glen Sherman, Associate Vice President and Dean of Students, if you have any questions, or need additional information. (email:  shermang@wpunj.edu phone: (973) 720-2761)