Fighting Hunger

In response to COVID-19, The Cougar Cupboard sponsored by Lamb Weston now offers an additional food pick-up areas.

Boxes of nonperishable goods for groups of 1-6 individuals will be available during business hours.


On-Campus Cougar Cupboard

Monday: 9:00-12:00 and 12:30-5:00
Tuesday: 9:00-5:00
Wednesday: 9:00-4:00
Thursday: 9:00-5:00

Please enter through the external door between the East and West building.


Follow us on social media for updates to the pick-up schedules.

The Cougar Cupboard also has a limited supply of frozen and perishable food for pick up on campus. Donations are also accepted during these times.

When visiting either location, individuals must practice appropriate social distancing measures, instructions on signage, and any staff requests to ensure that food distribution safely occurs.

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.

WSU Tri-Cities Cougar Cupboard

Utilize the Cougar Cupboard

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.

Help Support the Cougar Cupboard

Make an Online Gift

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 us at tricities.studentaffairs@wsu.edu or 509-372-7433. We can pick up and help coordinate any donation drop-off.

All donations are tax-deductible
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