Raiders Helping Raiders Pantry

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The lack of reliable access to sufficient quantities of affordable, nutritious food and hygiene items is common at colleges and universities across the country. A 2016 study by the National Conference of State Legislatures, found that 48 percent of U.S. college students reported facing food insecurities. When students are forced to pick between food or their education, the study found that both their health and academic performance suffered. 

In partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank, Seminole State offers a formal food pantry at the Sanford/Lake Mary campus Student Center, room 271, that any currently enrolled student can visit and get non-perishable items as well as hygiene items.  

Food bags are also available at other locations and campuses as follows:

  • Sanford/Lake Mary Library: UP building (until 8:00 pm)
  • Altamonte Springs Campus:  ALT A-344D  
  • Heathrow Campus:  HEA A-110
  • Lee Campus at Oviedo:  OVI F-102D

Food Pantry Wishlist

Interested in donating items to the Raiders Pantry?  The following wishlist items can help restock the Raiders Pantry.  For additional information, view the Raiders Helping Raiders Food Pantry flyer.  No expired items please! All donations are greatly appreciated and we thank you for your support. 

High Demand Items

  • Granola/Breakfast Bars
  • Pancake Mix
  • Hamburger Helpers
  • Canned Soup (with easy open tops)
  • Sandwich Crackers
  • Microwaveable meals
    (Chef Boyardee Pasta, Hormel Compleats, Prego Ready Meals, Starkist Lunch to Go, etc.)
  • Ready to Go Meals/Snacks

Other Needed Items

  • Instant potatoes
  • Jelly
  • Juice boxes
  • Oatmeal (individual packs)
  • Pasta and Pasta Sauce
  • Peanut butter
  • Rice
  • Trail mix
  • Toiletries
    (flushable wipes, feminine hygiene products, soap/body wash scent free)

Dietary Preferences and Needs

  • Gluten free pasta
  • Plant based tuna
  • Tofu
  • Soy/Rice/Almond/Oat milk
  • Gluten free Gnocchi
  • Gluten/Dairy free Granola Bars
  • Sunbutter
  • Gluten free rice cakes
  • Gluten/Dairy free crackers