The GSU Food Pantry, established by the Student Senate in collaboration with the Wellness Club, assists GSU students who are experiencing food insecurities.

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In partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, the GSU Food Pantry offers non-perishable and perishable food, including produce, meat, and dairy, as well as toiletries and over-the-counter medication to GSU students and their families.

The Food Pantry is located in A-1115 (next to the Gaming Lounge) During the summer, the GSU Food Pantry will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am-3pm. 

Only 1 or 2 students will be able to access the pantry at a time in order to observe the Center for Disease Control’s recommendations for social distancing. Hand sanitizer, latex gloves, and plastic grocery bags are available for your use. Please note students must have their current ID to utilize the Food Pantry.   

Students experiencing food insecurities outside of normal food pantry hours can find out about other pantries and resources on the GSU4U website


  • Food Pantry Volunteers


    If you are interested in volunteering at the food pantry please contact the Center for Student Engagement & Intercultural Programs at 708-534-7362.

  • SNAP (Link Card / Food Stamp) Benefits



    Need help accessing food? SNAP can be a useful resource during difficult times. Governors State University partners with mRelief to provide students easy access to SNAP benefits through text messaging, web, and voice. Find out if you qualify in just a few minutes so that you can get the help that you need.

    In addition, GSU4U hosts on-campus workshops with representatives from the Northern Illinois Food Bank who help students apply for SNAP benefits in person. Workshop dates will be published online and sent via e-mail at the beginning of each semester (Fall /Spring).