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Highline Community Pantry

The Highline Community Pantry is located in Building 16, Room 180.

The Community Pantry is open to all Students, Faculty, and Staff with a valid ID Number. The presentation of the ID is not required to access the service.

Through a partnership with United Way of King County and the Des Moines Area Food Bank we have been able to offer a selection of meat, vegetarian, and vegan options at no cost to those who visit.

Location and Hours

Location: Building 16, Room 180

Hours: 2018 Summer Quarter

  • Tuesday: 2 – 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Thursday: 2 – 4 p.m.

Volunteer at the Highline Community Pantry.

Tour the Food Pantry

If you would like to schedule a time for your class or club to take a tour of the food pantry, please contact communitypantry@highline.edu. You can also email the following individuals.

Highline Community Pantry FAQ’s

Who can access the pantry?

Anyone with a Highline ID Number can utilize the pantry which includes students, faculty, and staff.

How often can I access the pantry?

Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to come by each day that we are open. The schedule changes quarterly.

What do I need to bring?

Your Highline ID number and a reusable bag, if possible. If you do not have a bag the pantry will provide one to you.

Where does our food come from?

We receive our food donations through the Des Moines Area Food Bank. Typically our lunches and breakfast sandwiches some from Starbucks, Trader Joe’s, SeaTac Airport, and Costco.

What type of food do you serve?

We serve fresh fruits and vegetables, bread, meats, sandwiches, salads, wraps, non-perishables, pasta, and canned goods (pantry items vary daily).

Can my class volunteer with the Community Pantry?

Please email us at communitypantry@highline.edu.

If I’m a staff or faculty and I access the pantry, am I taking away from the student?

No. It’s really important that we remember how eating regular, healthy meals benefits everyone. We encourage you to experience the pantry – you can tell folks what to expect, you can play a role in helping to normalize usage, and, there are many staff and faculty who are impacted by the high cost of living and shortage or housing and food access in our community.

Can I donate to the Community Pantry?

Yes, we are accepting non-perishable food donations and hygiene products. If you would like to make a donation please visit the pantry, call the Highline Student Support Center front desk at (206) 592-3802, or email communitypantry@highline.edu.

Where can I find out about Highline Community Pantry events?

You can find out more about our upcoming events in the Highline Students Support Center (Building 9) or by signing up for our newsletter.

What are the Pantry Hours?

2018 Summer Quarter Hours are Tuesday and Thursday from 2 pm to 4 pm and Wednesday from 10 am to 12 pm. Our days and hours will change quarterly to meet the demand of students. Heavy class times may affect the hours of the pantry when scheduling the new quarterly hours and dates.

Volunteer at the Highline Community Pantry