cougar cupboard, food bank, foodbank

Fighting Hunger

WSU Tri-Cities provides free fresh, frozen, and non-perishable items to needy students. This program helps bridge the gap for students so they can successfully meet the basic needs of their family. The Cougar Cupboard sponsored by Lamb Weston is open 30 hours a week. It receives frozen food and funding from Lamb Weston, fresh food and non-perishable food items from Second Harvest and other generous community partners, and funding for a student worker from the Associated Students of Washington State University Tri-Cities.  The Cupboard is restocked regularly, and students should check back often for new items.

Fall 2019 Hours

Monday: 9:00-11:30 and 12:00-4:00
Tuesday: 11:00-2:00 and 2:30-6:00
Wednesday: 9:00-5:00
Thursday: 12:30-4:30
Friday: 11:00-3:30

Cougar Cupboard, Food Bank

Our Students

Every year, WSU Tri-Cities administers a student survey. 37 percent of the student population find it difficult to meet their daily living expenses and 7 percent identify as being as risk of homelessness. This program is helping students meet their basic needs. In 2018-2019, the WSU Tri-Cities Cougar Cupboard assisted over 2000 students and their families. This support eliminates at least one stress and has been a way for WSU Tri-Cities to keep students enrolled and on-track for completing their degrees.

Utilize the Cougar Cupboard

Primarily, students may access the Cougar Cupboard sponsored by Lamb Weston by going to the Cupboard during normal business hours.

Students can also request food to be picked up in Floyd 269. See form below to request food. Please allow at least one business day to receive a food bag. If you would like immediate food, please stop by the Cougar Cupboard or Floyd 269 to be let into the Cougar Cupboard.

Note: Fresh food cannot be picked up via the online form. If you would like fresh food, stop by Floyd 269 and we can walk you down to the Cougar Cupboard.

WSU Tri-Cities Cougar Cupboard
You can help!

Help Support the Cougar Cupboard

Make an Online Gift to the Cougar Cupboard

Funds help purchase items that are not regularly received by donations and to maintain the Cougar Cupboard. Give today.

Host a Food Drive

Non-Perishables, toiletries and baby items are accepted
We can send you a template with the logo, and you just put in your dates

Event Admission

Hosting an event? Encourage all attendees to bring two cans of food for entry or a discount for entry

Extra Bag of Groceries

Pick up an extra bag of groceries and donate them directly to the Cougar Cupboard


For volunteer opportunities and more information contact Jordyn Creighton at or 509-372-7433. We can pick up and help coordinator any donation drop-off.

All donations are tax-deductible
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