The Acorn Pantry

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The Acorn Pantry provides students with free food and personal hygiene necessities. As an extension of Health Services, it is located in Calvin Ulrey Hall (behind Helman Hall). The pantry is open every Friday, 8-4 p.m., and can also be opened for special circumstances by emailing The pantry restocks every week and includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Canned and frozen food
  • Dry foods
  • Toiletries and hygiene (shampoo, menstrual products, deodorant, toothpaste, body wash, etc)
  • Living supplies (toilet paper, laundry soap, trash bags, etc)

All current Manchester students are allowed to use the pantry, whether living on or off campus and may select up to 10 items. We do not fulfill specific orders, but we will gladly accept requests or recommendations for future orders. Please know that the pantry changes its inventory regularly.

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Campus Location 

Located in Calvin Ulrey 
Not handicap accessible – can make accommodations 
Open every Friday, 8-4 p.m.
Limit of 10 items per person 

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We gladly accept monetary donations or gift cards to Walmart or Dollar Tree. As mentioned previously, the inventory and the needs of our students are always changing so monetary donations provide us with the most flexibility. However, we are always in need of food and those tangible donations can be dropped of at Health Services.