The GSU Food Pantry assists members of the GSU community who are experiencing food insecurities.
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 Fall semester, the GSU Food
Pantry will be open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9am-5pm. If you need to gain access to the pantry, please visit A2100.
Reusable grocery bags are available for your use. Please note that 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.
If you are interested in volunteering at the food pantry please contact the Center for Student Engagement & Intercultural Programs at 708-235-7619 or email email@example.com.
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
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).