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Gamecock Pantry

Our campus food pantry was created for students, by students. The pantry provides food assistance and other resources that enhance the community’s overall wellbeing.

Want to donate to the Gamecock Pantry? Check our our Amazon Wish List!


The Gamecock Pantry provides members of the Carolina community with access to food and toiletries in a free and confidential way while creating awareness about food insecurity at Carolina.


The Gamecock Pantry will address University food insecurity needs and provide comprehensive food insecurity education to the Carolina Community.

Who does the pantry serve?

Any current student, faculty, or staff with a valid CarolinaCard can access Gamecock Pantry. Clients receive up to 20 points per week, most items are 1 point but certain small items are work half a point. Points can be used for food items, toiletries, school supplies, and small housewares. Students may be eligible for additional aid if they have dependent family members in their care such as children. Proof of dependency will be required to receive additional aid.

Would you like to?

TO DONATE FOOD & TOILETRY ITEMS. Before collecting cans, please email us at for collection information.

 Current needs include:

  • Rice
  • Nut Butters
  • Canned Meats
  • Pasta / Gluten-Free Pasta
  • Snacks
  • Cereal
  • Jellies
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Freash Produce
  • Dairy
  • Toiletries
  • Canned Corn
  • Canned Carrots
  • Canned Mixed Vegetables
  • Ravioli
  • Spaghetti-o's
  • Dry Goods (Flour, Sugar, etc.)
  • Mac & Cheese Cups
  • Drinks
  • Reusable Bags
  • Plastic and Paper Shopping Bags

Want to donate remotely? Check out our Amazon Wish List to easily send donations directly to campus!

TO MAKE A MONETARY DONATION. Please visit GivingAdditional gift details can be selected after entering payment information.

Fall 2022 Gamecock Pantry Pal applications are now open until September 12th at 11:59P!

Additional Resources

Career Center

  • Handshake: Online job database in the Career Center at USC

Student Health Services
Registered Dietitians are on staff to provide the following:

  • Healthy Eating Group Appointments: Students learn how to choose balanced meals and snacks on and off campus. By the end of the appointment, they will have increased basic nutrition knowledge, know tips for eating on a budget, and understand cues for eating. At the end of the appointment, students can elect whether they would like to move on to individualized health coaching or if they need medical nutrition therapy.
  • Cooking Classes: Free, hands-on cooking classes last an hour to an hour and a half to teach skills needed to plan and prepare meals and snacks. Attendees prepare the recipes and sit down to eat as a class and discuss the nutritional components. Classes are open to any skill level.

Student Success Center

  • A comprehensive one-stop-shop for academic support services on campus. All programs and initiatives are free to undergraduate students at USC.
  • Financial literacy workshops and consultations are available to students to maximize their understanding and skills needed to handle fiscal matters that directly affect them.


Food Assistance:


Ongoing Assistance:

  • SC Thrive Benefits Bank Enrollment
    • Includes assistance with SNAP applications, healthcare, and taxes
    • Available at:
      • Richland County Library
      • South Carolina Center for Community Literacy

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