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Food Pantry

Healthy food should be available to every student, without fear of judgment or second-class treatment. 

Beth's Bounty: The Food Pantry at ESF [logo]Food insecurity, the state of having limited or uncertain access to food, is an issue on college campuses across the country. To address this problem, ESF established an on-campus food pantry for students who may be experiencing hunger and/or struggling to attain food due to financial hardships.

The food pantry is named to honor Beth Ann Newkirk, an ESF student who died June 11, 2019, in a house fire. Beth came to ESF as a transfer student in the fall of 2018 in EFB. She used the Syracuse University Food Pantry and if she was still with us would be an avid supporter of ESF’s pantry. Beth was described as “a glowing bright light” and “a joy to be around.” It is a great privilege for ESF to name the pantry to honor her spirit.

The Food Pantry at ESF is run by Alpha Xi Sigma, ESF’s Honors Society student organization. It receives support from the Division of Student Affairs and the Food Pantry Advisory Team.


The Food Pantry is located in 18 Moon Library

Students will be asked to show their ID upon entering the Food Pantry to verify student status. Otherwise, use of the Pantry will be anonymous and confidential.


Supporting the Pantry

Donate items:

The Food Pantry is accepting donations of food and personal care items.

Suggested items:

  • Lentils & Grains
  • Canned proteins — beans, meats, tuna, and chicken, corned beef hash, sardines, spam
  • Snacks
  • Canned vegetables, fruit, chiles, soups, tomato/pasta sauce
  • Drinks: Water bottles, Juice boxes, Sodas, Canned beverages
  • Seasonings/Condiments
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Toiletries
  • Utensils

Give to The Food Pantry Fund

Your gift will be used to support the Pantry’s daily operation, and to supplement the inventory of donated goods.