Pirate Pantry

Founded in 2018, Independence Community College’s on-campus food pantry provides essential foods and toiletry items to students in need. The purpose of the Pirate Pantry is to address food insecurity for our students. Nationally, around 48 percent of students face food insecurity, with 22 percent regularly reporting they experience hunger.

We know students can’t do their best work in class on an empty stomach and ICC is committed to helping students achieve their educational goals!

Location: Lower Level of the Student Union, Room 108

If you are in urgent need to access the pantry, please email questions@indycc.edu to schedule an appointment. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Who can use the Pirate Pantry?

A: Any currently enrolled student at Independence Community College

Q: How often can I use the Pirate Pantry?

A: Currently, students can be sure someone will be present during the set hours, however students may stop by once daily between Monday & Friday and select 3 items each time they stop by.

Q: What kind of food can I get at the Pirate Pantry?

A: Non-perishable food items such as granola bars, cereal, canned soups, crackers, ramen, macaroni & cheese, snack items. Weekly, we also have a limited number of loaves of bread, half gallons of milk, sliced cheese, and lunch meats available. Other items include school supplies, toothbrushes, soap, cleaning products, laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, some over-the-counter medications, condoms, and feminine hygiene essentials.

Q: What info do I need to provide to use the Pirate Pantry?

A: You will need to sign in upon arrival with your first and last name and your student ID number. While bags are provided, ICC encourages students to bring their own bag or backpack to transport items.

Q: How is the Pirate Pantry funded?

A: The Pirate Pantry is free for ICC students. It is funded through grants and generous donors. 

If you are interested in making a financial donation to support the Pirate Pantry, please contact the ICC Foundation or make a donation online by clicking here.

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