Food maps, resources at Washington State University, and how you can help people get enough food

Students and others around the state increasingly face difficulty getting enough nutritious food for themselves and their families (read more in “Hungry”). Below are food maps of the Palouse (detailing farmers markets, food banks, community gardens, and other resources), resources on WSU campuses, and ways you can help.


Food maps

The Taste of Home: Local Food in the Palouse-Clearwater Region (University of Idaho resource)

Map the Meal Gap (Feeding America)

Food Atlas for the Puget Sound Region


WSU food security and nutrition resources

WSU Pullman:

Rosario’s Place food pantry

TRiO Student Support Services food pantry

Palouse Food Project (Center for Civic Engagement)

Backyard Harvest

WSU Spokane:

Campus Food Pantry

WSU Tri-Cities:

Food Pantry with Second Harvest

WSU Tri-Cities food security project

WSU Vancouver:

Cougar Food Pantry at WSU Vancouver

Food Drive Start-up Kit (PDF)

WSU Everett:

Cougar Food Pantry at WSU Everett


Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Feeding hungry families earns extension programs a national award (Aug. 2, 2018)

Center for Civic Engagement


How you can help

Donate food or money to local food banks

Cougs Feeding Cougs (Donate to WSU Pullman students for dining accounts)

Reduce food waste through gleaning efforts