Penn State New Kensington’s Lion Pantry is stocked with grab-n-go meals and snacks that students can access anonymously while on campus. Hygiene and cleaning supplies are also provided. Students can also find contact information for campus resources and community programs that address food and housing insecurity.
To address and mitigate student food insecurity at the Penn State New Kensington campus, providing food and other resources directly to students.
Accessing the Pantry:
Eligibility: All PSNK students are eligible to use the pantry.
Location: The Lion Pantry is located across from the student life office.
Hours of Operation:
The Lion's Pantry will be open the second Tuesday of the month from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and the fourth Thursday of the month from 3 - 5 p.m.
The Lion's Pantry works with the Westmoreland County Food Bank. The Westmoreland County Fresh Food truck will continue to serve our campus once a month. Please see the dates below.
Visiting the Lion's Pantry
We need to account for how much the pantry is being used. With that being said, you will need your PSU ID card number to sign in. You will not need to sign in using your name.
We need to limit the number of items per person to make sure everyone gets a chance to use the Lion's Pantry. Please take up to 5 food items, 3 hygiene and 2 cleaning/laundry items per visit.
These changes are being made so our campus and the Westmoreland County Food Bank can help more people. The Lion's Pantry is a way to temporarily help when you need extra help between pay or unexpected things that come up in daily life. We cannot sustain a living situation that is in crisis. We are more than happy to help you in that instance with local services to help you sustain your basic food needs.
If you would like financially support the Lion's Pantry you can make your gift online or download a printable form. Have questions about giving? Please call us at 1-888-800-9163, and we’ll be happy to help you make a difference for our Penn Staters.
Feedback and suggestions: Please email [email protected]