The Rainy Day Pantry was established in 2013 by Lane Student Government Association and OSPIRG Students as an on-campus supplemental food pantry providing LCC students with nutritious food and personal care products.
Our food is supplied through a partnership with Food for Lane County and community donations. We do our best to support students with allergies and dietary restrictions and will make accommodations for food box pickup upon request.
We encourage you to think sustainably and bring your own shopping bag.
Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Please fill out the Rainy Day Pantry Food Box Order form at least one day in advance so that we can assemble your order before you arrive. You must be logged into your student email account to access the form.
The order form allows you to customize your food box each week. Same day orders and walk-ins will be served on a supply available basis. Selection varies each week based on what we receive from the LCC Learning Garden and FOOD for Lane County.
The order form will prompt you to make an appointment to pick up your food box. If your schedule does not match ours, please follow the directions on page two of the order form to request accommodations.
Follow the link above for the interactive campus map. We are located on the first floor of the Center Building, not in the basement. Look for us on the opposite side of the Center Building from the Bookstore, and our entrance is on the outside of the building.
We accept shelf-stable food and personal care items only. All items should be new in their original, unopened packaging, recently purchased, and in good condition. We do not accept food that is past its "best used by" date, homemade foods, or sugar-laden beverages, cookies, cakes, or candy. We also cannot accept over the counter medications.
You may drop off your donations in the Rainy Day Pantry, CEN 153, on Tuesdays or in Student Life & Leadership, CEN 201, Mondays-Thursdays. Please do not leave donations outside of CEN 153 when we are closed.
For crackers and cereals, individually boxed items are better than the large boxes with multiple unlabeled bags found at some stores. Anytime we have something without the ingredient, nutrition, or preparation information, we must research and create labels to attach to that product before distribution.
- Canned meats and fish
- Canned stew, soup, chili, broth
- Canned vegetables and beans
- Cereal, granola, muesli, oatmeal
- Condiments and sauces
- Cooking oil and healthy fats like olive oil or coconut oil
- Dried beans
- Dried or canned fruit, apple sauce, preferably low sugar
- Herbs and spices
- Masa, mole, chiles, specialty spices
- Microwave popcorn
- Non-dairy milk in aseptic or boxed containers
- Nut butters
- Rice, oatmeal, and other grains
- Snack bars, granola bars, power bars, breakfast bars
- Gluten-free food
- Vegan food
Personal and Household Care Donations
We ask for many items to be individually wrapped or packaged whenever possible. This helps keep the item clean and sanitary and allows us to distribute individual items to more students.
- Bar soap, individually wrapped
- Dish detergent or dishwasher detergent in individual pods or tablets
- Laundry soap in individual pods, sheets, or tablets
- Menstrual hygiene products, individually wrapped pads, panty liners, tampons
- Moisturizing lotion
- Razors and shaving cream
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Paper towels, individually wrapped rolls
- Toilet paper, individually wrapped rolls
- Toothpaste and toothbrushes, individually wrapped