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CWI Food and Hygiene Pantries

College of Western Idaho (CWI) has five food and hygiene pantries located throughout our campuses. The students and employees at CWI who are experiencing food insecurity are welcome to help themselves to what they need.

Donate to the Food and Hygiene Pantries

Needed food items:

  • instant soups (ramen, mac-n-cheese or other instant meals)
  • pull-top cans or pouches of tuna, chicken, other meats
  • pull-top canned soups, chili, ravioli Individual-sized applesauce or fruit cups and pouches
  • granola bars and similar snack items
  • small jars of peanut butter
  • individual size bags of jerky, crackers, trail mix, nuts, and dried fruit
  • instant oatmeal
  • individual-sized juices and milk boxes that do not require refrigeration

Grab-and-go lunch items and snacks are the most utilized items. Canned vegetables, pastas, sauces, and other items a person might take home to make a meal do not move as quickly through our pantries.

Miscellaneous items:

  • plastic silverware (no knives please)
  • paper bowls (no Styrofoam)
  • napkins

Hygiene items:

  • toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • shampoo and conditioner
  • soap and body wash
  • deodorant
  • razors and shaving cream
  • feminine hygiene products
  • hairbrushes and combs

The food pantry cannot accept perishable, expired, or opened items.

Local Food Pantries

Located throughout the Treasure Valley provide free food to those in need at no cost. Use the downloadable lists below or use the Idaho Food Bank Food Locator to find a pantry close to you.