Pioneer Pantry

Welcome to the Pioneer Pantry

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Hours and Location

Student Center, Room 335

New SUMMER Hours:  Mondays, 1pm-5pm

For access during off-hours, contact Campus Activities at 973-720-2518 or in Room UC-116.

Primary Contact

Nathan Reilly, Manager

(973) 720-2518 ext. 3926

About the Pioneer Pantry

Located on the third floor of the 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 foods. Hygiene products, household necessities, and cleaning supplies are also available.

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

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 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM each Monday and Thursday. Hours may change during school breaks.  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 all student breaks, including the summer, unless otherwise specified.

Volunteering at the Pioneer Pantry

The Pioneer Pantry is always looking for new volunteers to help keep the pantry running. For more information, please email