Pioneer Pantry

Welcome to the Pioneer Pantry

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Hours and Location

New Location:  Speert Hall, Room 135 (Outside entrance, across from the Office of Veteran & Military Affairs).  Conveniently located near Lot 5 Bus Stop. 

FALL HOURS (9/5/23 - 12/15/23)

  • Monday       10am – 3pm
  • Tuesday       2pm - 5pm
  • Wednesday  2pm - 5pm
  • Thursday     10am - 3pm
  • Friday         10am - 3pm

For access during off-hours (M- F), contact Campus Activities at 973-720-2518 or in University Commons 116 (behind the Info Desk).   Note: Pioneer Pantry is closed on weekend and when the University is closed (i.e. holidays, inclement weather)

Pioneer Pantry Coordinator

Amajanae Crumbley, Campus Activities / AmeriCorps VISTA

(973) 720-2023

About the Pioneer Pantry

Located at Speert Hall / Student Center, the Pioneer Pantry is a free resource for all currently enrolled William Paterson students.  As a food pantry, it provides items such as canned goods, pasta, rice, and many other shelf-stable  and limited fresh foods. Hygiene products, household necessities, and cleaning supplies are also available.  

Founded in 2016, the pantry is a collaboration between the Student Government Association (SGA), Campus Activities, Service, and Leadership (CASL), and the division of Student Development.

Using the Pioneer Pantry

The pantry is available on a walk-in only basis, meaning students must come in-person to choose and receive items. Upon each visit, students will be asked to fill out either an online or paper sign-in form. Students may visit the pantry once per week.

The pantry’s hours of operation are Monday - Friday (listed above). Hours may change during break periods.  Accommodations can be made for students who are unable to visit the pantry during its regular open hours.  Please email for more information.

The Pioneer Pantry is open during student breaks when the University is open, including the summer, unless otherwise specified.

Volunteering at the Pioneer Pantry

The Pioneer Pantry is always looking for new volunteers to work in the pantry!  Students can earn "credit" towards their WP LEADS Civic Engagement Badge.  For more information, please email Amajanae Crumbly at

The Pioneer Pantry also accepts donations of non-perishable food items, personal hygiene, cleaning and paper products, and reusable shopping bags.  Organizations wanting to host a donation drive are encouraged to reach out to Amajanae Crumbly for a list of needed items.  Monetary donations can made through the office of Institutional Advancement.