Quad Cities Campus

The Pantry Logo

QC Complex, Building C, Room 2412
All Students, Faculty, and Staff are Welcome.

Food Pantry

We now have a fully stocked food pantry! Thank you to everyone who contributed to our second annual food drive competition.

Open All 12 Months of the Year!

Our Values & Mission

We believe that having access to healthy, reliable sources of food is a basic human right.

No one should have to choose between books and food; or coming to class hungry; or not coming at all.

Our mission is to eradicate food insecurity for our entire campus community.

We carry this mission with us all 12 months out of the year.


About Us

We are an on-campus resource for any student, faculty, or staff member of WIU-QC who is facing any amount of food insecurity. We are stocked not only with food, but also other household and personal need items. We do not require any documentation of need, simply present your WIU ID.

No matter how great or little your need, no matter how long-term or temporary, please come receive what you need to be successful inside and outside of the classroom. No member of our campus community will ever be turned away.

 Utilizing the Pantry

If you would like to utilize the pantry we ask that you please bring your WIU I.D. with you so that we can verify that you are a student, faculty, or staff member. 

Upon arriving at the pantry, there will be a brief application for you to fill out. This application is for us to keep track of how many individuals we are impacting through our program. If you would like to fill out an application ahead of time you can access the form here and be sure to bring it with you on your first visit. The application only needs to be filled out once.

Each time you visit, you will be able to pick a certain number of items from different food groups based on the size of your household. See our guidelines here.

We have reusable bags available for your convenience that you are welcome to use when selecting your items and transporting them home.

An individual may utilize the pantry 2 times per month and in cases of chronic need, we can find you the resources you need either through our own pantry or through other organizations in the area.


Don't go to class hungry!! The Pantry now has grab'n'go items right outside our door--all day, every day! Stop by and pick up a snack like a granola bar, pretzels, crackers and peanut butter, 100% juice, beef jerky, or a microwave cup of noodles (microwave for student use located in the QC Complex Atrium). 


What items does The Pantry accept?

We accept non-perishable items such as cereal, crackers, pasta, rice, nuts, peanut butter, jelly, granola bars, oatmeal, applesauce, canned items (fruit, vegetables, soup, pasta, meat, beans), etc. and hygiene and household items such as feminine need products, soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toilet paper, etc. as well as family need items such as baby food and diapers. In addition, we accept school supplies (notebooks, pens, highlighters, etc.)

We also accept perishable items such as fresh fruits or vegetables, bread, or dairy. However, these items need to be dropped off directly to The Pantry by appointment or during our operating hours. We have limited refrigerator space available so please contact us in advance.

How do I donate?

We accept donations year-round whenever the university is open. Donations hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Please email us the day before you plan to drop off items.

We have two donation bins on campus--one at the front entrance of Riverfront Hall and one near the QC Complex Atrium--that you may drop off your donation in at any time. Do not leave perishable items or monetary donations in the bins.

We now also accept monetary donations (cash or check)! Make checks payable to River Bend Foodbank and write WIU-QC on the memo line. Please drop off monetary donations at The Pantry or at the student services desk.

For larger donations, please email us at qcfoodpantry@wiu.edu the day before you plan to drop-off and we can assist you.

If you have any questions about donating, please do not hesitate to contact us! 

Current Most-Needed Item : Rice


A Proud Member of the College and University Food Bank Alliance

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Hours of Operation

Monday: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm & 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm & 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Thursday: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm & 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

*or by appointment*

To make an appointment, please use our google form below, give us a call, or send us an email at qcfoodpantry@wiu.edu.

We can accommodate evening schedules--feel free to make an appointment to drop by before your evening class!


QC Complex, Building C, Room 2412

We are located on the 2nd floor of the QC Complex, Building C (clock-tower building), directly above student services.


If you are coming from the QCC Atrium in building C, take the elevator to the second floor and walk down the hall until you see a signpost with The Pantry logo and an arrow.

If you are coming from QCC Buildings A or B--Take the sky-walk over to Building C, turn left and follow the arrow sign to The Pantry. 

If you are coming from the west parking lot, enter building C near the clock tower, take the stairs and walk straight until you see The Pantry arrow signpost.

Contact Us

Email: qcfoodpantry@wiu.edu

Facebook: @thepantryatwiuqc

Office phone: 309-762-3999 (x68041)


Food Pantry Application

Food Pantry Guidelines

Meet the Staff

Cameron Ruiz, Graduate Assistant

Cameron Ruiz
AmeriCorps VISTA, WIU-QC
Illinois Campus Compact
Graduate Student - Department of Counselor Education
Student Emissary for Quad Cities Cultural Alliance

309-762-3999 (x68041)
QC Complex, Building C, Room 2414

Dan Dankert

Dan Dankert
Graduate Assistant - Student Services
309-762-3999 (x68037)
QC Complex, Building C, Room 2414

Favorite food: Village Inn french silk pie

Favorite exotic animal: Ocelot

Favorite celebrity quote: "Oh how the turn tables" -Michael Scott

Favorite TV show: The Office