Penguin Pantry


Welcome to Clark College's Penguin Pantry!

The Penguin Pantry supports a healthy college community by reducing hunger on campus and connecting students to essential resources. It provides students with a safe, comfortable place to get something to eat, pick up a necessity, and connect with additional resources and services as needed. These include counseling, public benefits, and more connection to local food banks and other local resources.

How does it work?

  • You must be a part-time or full-time student enrolled in the current academic quarter.
  • Select your items based on food/supply service.
  • Check-out your items at the front table.with the staff member.
  • Scan your student id card or type your Student ID number; you'll be asked to verify your last name.

We offer the following types of food/supply services:

  • Grab-to-go snacks:  Three (3) snacks and one (1) drink, one visit per school day.
  • Grocery:  Six (6) items one visit per school week (Monday-Friday).
  • Toiletries and school supplies:  Take what you need.


Thank you for supporting students with your donation!

We are always seeking donations of unexpired, unopened food items, gift cards, and toiletries. Items needed, as of 07/22/19 include:

Grocery/Grab-N-Go Snacks:

  • Boxed meals
  • Canned foods
  • Breads/crackers/chips/tortillas
  • Dairy products
  • Dried fruits/nuts
  • Dried beans/pastas/potatoes/rices
  • Ethnic foods
  • Fresh breads/produce
  • Frozen foods
  • Gluten-free food items
  • Granola bars
  • Juices/drink mixes
  • Microwaveable meals
  • Non-dairy milks (almond/coconut/rice/soy)
  • Pre-packaged bulk items
  • Protein-rich snacks
  • Single-serving beverages
  • Sugar-free food items
  • Vegan/vegetarian-friendly food items


  • Bath wash/Soap
  • Deodorants/Anti-perspirants
  • Disposable razors
  • Full-size Bath wash/soap
  • Full-size Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Menstrual products
  • Socks
  • Toothpaste/Mouthwash

School Supplies:

  • Binders
  • Graphing calculators
  • Highlighters
  • Loose-leaf filler paper
  • Notebooks
  • Pencils/pens

Pantry Supplies:

  • Boxed tissue
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Disposable, microwavable bowls
  • Forks/spoons
  • To-go coffee cups w/lids
  • Snack-size bags

Donation Drop-Off

Please bring your donations to:

  • The Penguin Pantry during operating hours. 
  • Counseling and Health Center, Health Sciences Building (HSC) Room 124, outside of pantry operating hours.

Summer Challenge

Penguin Nation, are you ready for a summer challenge?

Financial Contributions

Cash donations can be submitted through the Clark College Foundation.  Please select "other" and type in "Penguin Pantry".


Interested in volunteering?

Currently, volunteers are accepted for class service projects only.

Please contact us for more information.


Visit or Contact Us

Estancia Cota, Program Assistant

Science Building Complex (SCI ), Room 101
1933 Fort Vancouver Way
Vancouver, WA 98663

Maps and Directions


Summer Operating Hours

Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

2 p.m. - 5 p.m.


The Penguin Pantry is supported by a cross-college collaboration, which includes Associated Students of Clark College, Career Services, Counseling & Health Services, Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Office of Instruction, Office of Student Affairs, Tod & Maxine McClaskey Culinary Institute, Transitional Studies, and Workforce Education Services.

Clark College's Penguin Pantry is a proud member of the College/University Food Bank Alliance (CUFBA)