Boxer Food Share

The Boxer Food Share has moved to the basement of the University Center, room 104, so that we can continue to serve our community while certain buildings on campus close. We are offering non-perishable items, and will be checking inventory and restocking on a weekly basis. We are open over Winter Break, and will be re-stocking as needed.

The building hours for the UC are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. You may need your Boxer ID card to open the door, but the Food Share door will be open.

To maintain physical distancing, only one person should be shopping at a time.

For immediate on campus access to Food Share, please call CPS at 503-352-2230

For all other questions, please contact Michelle Larkins, email: michelle.larkins@pacificu.edu

We need your support

Our mission is to provide students, faculty, and staff access to food in a dignified environment that is welcoming and inclusive. Some of our users need assistance more than ever, as lives are being disrupted by COVID-19. If you are able to donate to help us buy groceries to keep the Share full, please use the link below.

https://www.pacificu.edu/give/support-boxer-foodshare

Food and personal hygiene donations are accepted. We have compiled a list of our most popular items, and information on nutrition here:

Donation and Nutrition

Additional Food Assistance Resources 

For more resources, including up to date hours and locations of food pantries in our area, places where meals are being served, and how to sign up for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for college students, please visit:

Food Resources: Pacific FG Campus, and Nearby

Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon: 

https://oregonhunger.org/covid-19/

Use the Oregon Food Bank Food Finder to find the closest food access point to your zip code: 

https://www.oregonfoodbank.org/find-help/find-food/

 

The Boxer Food Share offers free food to everyone in the Pacific University community; this includes both graduate and undergraduate students, staff, and faculty.

We also have a limited supply of hygiene products and recipe cards. 

Location and Hours of Operation

Food Share is located on the Forest Grove campus in the University Center, Room 104. We offer staffed hours if you want to interact with student volunteers, ask questions, or learn more about SNAP benefits. We also have a key access code, so that users can shop in privacy. We want everyone to feel comfortable and welcomed.  

Address: 2043 College Way Forest Grove, OR 97116 

How to Access

Simply stop by our location in Forest Grove during building hours. We ask users to limit their shopping to ten items per visit. 

Engage

Boxer Food Share has opportunities for student, staff, and faculty engagement. We have academic placements for practicums and internships, and are grateful for volunteers. Our stock of food is primarily dependent on donations. If you are interested in partnering with us to collect donations (food or monetary), please see our guidelines on nutrition and donations here. Individual donations are always accepted, and can be brought to Scott Hall 201, or the University Center, Room 104. 

If you are interested in helping out, or have questions, please stop by the Center for a Sustainable Society, or email Michelle Larkins michelle.larkins@pacificu.edu 


Vision

To alleviate the barriers of food insecurity and improve the wellness of our Pacific community by educating and providing adequate, healthy, and nutritious food.

Mission

The Pacific University Boxer Food Share exists to provide current students, faculty, and staff access to food in a dignified environment that is welcoming and inclusive. Through our service and education events we promote awareness of food security, food justice, and community resources.

Values

  • We believe all human beings should be treated with respect and dignity.
  • We value nutrition education and advocacy.
  • We value leadership opportunities for students to create social change.
  • We believe that strength comes from numbers.
  • We believe it is not acceptable for college students to be hungry and that food is a basic human right.

 

Contact Us

Boxer Food Share
Scott 216 | michelle.larkins@pacificu.edu | 503-352-1622

Instagram: @boxerfoodshare | Twitter: @boxerfoodshare