Prowler Pantry

The Prowler Pantry is a free resource on campus that offers students individually packaged grab-and-go snack and meal items. The pantry is open to all currently enrolled students. Students must present a current student ID to utilize the pantry.


  • Thompson Hall Pantry
    Third Floor Thompson Hall
    Monday – Friday 9 am – 1 pm
  • Daniel Hall Pantry
    Daniel Hall Commons
    Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm
  • Herring Hall Pantry
    Herring Hall Room 2127
    Monday – Thursday 8 am – 5 pm
    Friday 8 am – 3 pm
  • Ashe Campus Pantry
    Poe Hall Room 401D
    Monday – Thursday 8 am – 5 pm
    Friday 9 am – 1 pm
    Stop by for bagged items and microwavable lunch items. Scan the QR code and take what you need. Snacks are also available in the Messer Hall commons area for students to pick up at any time.
  • Alleghany Center Pantry
    Room 6 on the back hallway
    Open for both day and evening students, with grab and go items as well as other items students may need

About The Prowler Pantry

The Prowler Pantry first opened during the fall 2017 semester with the goal of promoting student success by ensuring that all students have access to food while they are on campus. Since opening, the pantry has served hundreds of students. WCC has partnered with Wilkes Ministry of H.O.P.E. and Second Harvest Food Bank to ensure the sustainability of this program.

HOPE Ministry Logo
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC Logo

The Ashe Campus food pantry is made possible through a partnership with the Ashe County Sharing Center.

The Alleghany Center food pantry has been made possible through a partnership with the Roaring Gap Foundation.

The Roaring Gap Foundation logo

Community members and businesses interested in supporting this valuable student resource may contact us for information about how to make a financial contribution in support of The Prowler Pantry:

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Erin Smith, BSW
Director of Resource Connections/Social Worker
Phone: 336-838-6290

Student Testimonials:

“My stomach was growling all through class; it’s hard to pay attention when you’re hungry.”

“I try to pick out lunch items that will fill me up because I don’t know when I’ll get to eat again.”

“Now I don’t have to stay hungry when I don’t have any money and I’m here until 5PM.”

“I was tired of eating pure ramen noodles from home and someone told me about this food pantry and about all the other great options you have, so now I’m here.”

“I can never concentrate in class because I’m so hungry and I have a 2-year old daughter, so I can’t buy anything expensive to eat, so this place is really great!”

“Thank you so much for this food pantry you have provided for us. It really makes a difference and a huge help especially since I had to quit my job to come back to school.”

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