Trailblazer Food Pantry

The Trailblazer Food Pantry exists to provide free food and personal care items to Centralia College students experiencing food insecurity.
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The Trailblazer Food Pantry is a “client choice” pantry, meaning students can pick the food that suits their needs the best. Food from the pantry is a mix of donated and purchased items. 

Items typically available include: non-perishable food items (exp. canned food, pastas, grains, dried fruits and meats), as well as limited school supplies, and hygiene products.

Operating Hours

8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday (fall, winter, and spring quarters) TransAlta Commons Room 130

Rules for the Food Pantry

  • Students may access the pantry twice a month.
  • Students must check in with a SLIC professional staff member before accessing the pantry.
  • Students who wish to access the pantry must provide an up to date copy of their class schedule for the quarter each time they come to access the pantry. (They can show their schedule off their phone or they can show a printed copy.)
  • Students are allowed one bag of food per visit. Students may also get one large item along with your bag of food if you choose to do so.

Why we need a pantry

Many college students experience food insecurity. Studies have shown that students with food insecurities have lower completion rates in obtaining academic certificates and degrees. Additionally, students who are unable to access nutritional food tend to not do as well academically.

Support the Pantry

You can help support the Trailblazer Food Pantry by donating nonperishable food items, school supplies, and hygiene products! All donations will be used to stock the Food Pantry and support the students of Centralia College.

Donations Needed Include:

  • Canned fruits, vegetables, soups & meats
  • Dried fruits & meats
  • Oatmeal, grains, rice, pasta
  • Nuts, nut butters, and seeds
  • Other non-perishable food items

Other Items Accepted:

  • School supplies
  • Hygiene products (shampoo, deodorant, etc)
  • Laundry detergent

Donations can be dropped off at the Student Life and Involvement Center in TAC 137, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

If you would like to make a monetary donation or additional information, please contact Price Peterson at price.peterson@centralia.edu.