Pioneer Pantry

Welcome to the Pioneer Pantry.  

Due to the continued restrictions and changes mandated for covid-19 social distancing, the Pioneer Pantry site is temporarily closed, and previous ordering on-line for bagged food deliveries has been halted.   However, to continue to address student needs we have moved many pantry items to the Pioneer Residence Hall.  Approved residential students will have access to food and supplies.  As supply inventories are limited in stores with shopping restrictions, we ask that students please only take what is needed during the week.   We are happy to assist, and ask that you please share so that other students will be able to utilize these resources.  Thank you for your consideration. 

Due to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, students cannot gain physical access to the Pioneer Pantry until further notice.   The following provisions are being established to assist students as best as we can during this uncertain time.  Please check back to this web site again as we add information. . 

OASIS:  offering "grab and go" meals at lunchtime and distributing emergency food packages, baby formula and baby food, diapers, and wipes to the community from 10 am - 2 pm, Monday - Friday. Address: 59 Mill Street, Paterson, NJ  07501. (973) 881-8307

CUMAC: Open from 11 am -3 pm, Monday - Friday and 4 pm-6 pm on Wednesday.  They are following CDC guidelines. 

Address:  223 Ellison Street Paterson, NJ 07505.  973.742.5518 

    Please check the Pioneer Pantry website for updates on the Pioneer Pantry access.  We apologize for the inconvenience. 

    The Pioneer Pantry is a resource for non-perishable items and basic toiletries for currently enrolled William Paterson Students.  The 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 studentsFeel free to contact Maria Pagan, Americorp/NJCC, if you have any questions, or need additional information. Phone: (973) 720-3832. Students need to bring their William Paterson University ID cards with them to demonstrate current enrollment, in order to access the pantry. 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.