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What kind of donations does the Ram Pantry accept?

We accept non-perishable foods, toiletries, and school supplies! A full list of the types of physical donations can be found on our Physical Donations Page.

Does the Ram Pantry accept monetary donations?

Yes, we do! Annual costs to support the food pantry are estimated to be between $9,000-$11,000. Donations of any size will have a huge impact on the lives of Shepherd University students, faculty, and their families who find funding for food to be a major roadblock to continuing their education. Donate here!

Where can I drop off donations?

Donations can be dropped off at Boteler Hall on the west side of Shepherd University’s campus. Please contact one of our Pantry Managers to set up a time to drop off the donations. Donations can also be dropped off at the Shepherd University Wellness Center front desk during operational hours found here.

How can I get assistance from the pantry?

If you have not utilized the pantry before, please complete the Ram Pantry Client Intake form. This only needs to be completed once! To receive pantry items, please stop by the Ram Pantry during operation hours: Mondays 9 am-12 pm and Thursdays 3 pm-6 pm.

The Ram Pantry is closed on all holidays and during inclement weather if the university is closed. If you have any questions or concerns about our hours, please contact our Client Services Manager Veronica McDade (

Can I volunteer at the pantry?

Yes! We are always looking for volunteers for the Ram Pantry. You do not have to do an entire 3-hour shift if you are not available during the entirety of the time, we can work with your schedule! We do provide service hours for volunteers who help run the pantry. You will be assisting clients, sorting donations, and assisting with the operations of the pantry. Please contact our Volunteer Manager Danielle Stephenson ( for more information!

What if I still have questions?

Please contact us at for any other questions you may have!

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