It’s a familiar promise around WSU: Cougs help Cougs.

There a number of ways to fulfill that promise during the COVID-19 pandemic, from supporting students to giving your time. And we can expand that generosity to our communities, as well. Below are a few suggestions of places and ways you might be able to help out.

Supporting students

Each WSU campus has a Student Emergency Fund to help students struggling during this crisis.

The pandemic is taking an economic toll as well, so you may want to support scholarships.

Food security

Cougs Feeding Cougs is an ongoing effort to make sure no WSU student goes hungry.

You can donate food at all campuses:

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

Donate food or money to local food banks

Health and safety

Make masks for your local community (plus many templates on the web).

Donate supplies like sanitizer or personal protective equipment.

Give blood

More ideas on giving back to your community during COVID-19