Jinx Shelf Food Pantry

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A Free Food Pantry for SC Students

Jinx Shelf Food Pantry 4Location

Within the Office of Student Affairs (2nd floor of Sutton)


Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

If food is needed after hours or on the weekend (outside of Student Affairs office hours M-F 8-5), students can call the security department to be let in. The number for security is 620-229-0012.

Available Food

The items in the food pantry are stocked from food drives, individual or group donations, as well as monetary donations.  The pantry food includes:

  • canned meat
  • mac & cheese
  • canned fruits and vegetables
  • granola bars
  • cereal
  • soup
  • peanut butter
  • crackers

Most of the food can be eaten with the use of a microwave or a stovetop.  Most of the food is easy to prepare and can be made within a residence hall room.

Jinx Shelf Food Pantry 5History

In the Fall of 2019, Southwestern College started a food pantry to help those students who were staying off-campus without a meal plan or who stayed in Winfield overextended academic breaks.

Food Pantry Committee

The committee is made up of faculty, staff, and students from the College.  The committee members meet regularly to direct the services of the pantry and to use the donated funds to shop for food.

Support for Long-Term Needs

In conjunction with the food pantry, we are able to assist students who may have more long-term needs through our relationships with community partners. We may be able to direct students to community resources that better fill their needs.


Questions or concerns can be directed to the Vice President for Student Affairs at or 620-229-6175.


Food donations can be made to the Jinx Shelf Food Pantry Monday through Friday from 8-5.  Food needs to be at least a month away from expiration, cans can’t be dented, and nothing that needs to be refrigerated.

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