The Prowler Pantry is a free resource on campus that offers students individually packaged grab-and-go snack and meal items.

Visiting the Prowler Pantry

  • The pantry is open to all currently enrolled students.
  • Students must present a current student ID to utilize the pantry.


Thompson Hall Pantry

Academic Support Center Pantry
For spring, located in the Academic Support Center (Library, 2nd floor Alumni Hall)
Mon. – Thurs. 8 am – 5 pm
Fri. 8 am – 12 noon

Daniel Hall Pantry

Daniel Hall Commons
Monday – Friday
8 am – 5 pm

Herring Hall Pantry

Herring Hall Room 2127
Monday – Friday
8 am – 5 pm

Ashe Campus Food Pantry

The Food Pantry on the Ashe campus is located in the Student Commons and is open for both day and evening students. It includes grab and go items as well as food bags that can be taken home and enjoyed later.

Alleghany Center Food Pantry

The Prowler Pantry at the Alleghany Center is located in room WCC 6 on the back hall and is open for both day and evening students. It includes grab and go items as well as other items students may need.

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

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.

Wilkes Ministry of H.O.P.E. logo
Second Harvest Food Bank logo

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

Contact Information

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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Kim Perkins, MEd
Academic Advisor/ACA Instructor
Phone: 336-838-6559

What Students are Saying about the Prowler Pantry

“My stomach was growling all through class; it’s hard to pay attention when you’re hungry.”
“I use food pantries around the county because it’s hard.”
“I try to pick out lunch items that will fill me up because I don’t know when I’ll get to eat again.”
“This is really nice of everyone who put this together.”
“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!”
“This is truly a blessing. I wish this food pantry was here last semester too, that way I wouldn’t have gone hungry when I didn’t have money to get something else.”
“You have a lot of great stuff here.”
“This is amazing.”
“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.”
“Whoever came up with this idea rocks!”
“This place is such a great idea.”

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