Boxer FoodShare

The Boxer Food Share is temporarily moving 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.

The building hours for the UC are 6 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 social distancing, only one person should be shopping at a time.

For immediate on campus needs related to FoodShare, 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. We are not accepting in-person food donations at this time.

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

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:

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 FoodShare 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

FoodShare is located on the Forest Grove campus in Scott Hall, room 216. 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 six items per visit. 

Engage

Boxer FoodShare 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. 

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 FoodShare 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 FoodShare
Scott 216 | michelle.larkins@pacificu.edu | 503-352-1622

Instagram: @boxerfoodshare | Twitter: @boxerfoodshare