Food Pantry

Riverland Student stocks the food pantry

Mission & Purpose

The mission of the Riverland Food Pantry is to fight food insecurity in the Riverland community by providing food, clothing, and household items to students in need.

The Riverland Food Pantry is available to all current, enrolled Riverland students facing food insecurity. Food insecurity is defined as a lack of access to reliable food sources which may include anxiety over having enough food, a shortage of food in the house, reduced quality or variety of food, or interrupted patterns and reduced food intake.

Using the Pantry

Riverland Students check into the Pantry with their Riverland Student ID. Students can take up to three items per day which includes non-pershable and perishable snack and meal items and personal/household items.

Hours & Locations

Austin East Building - Room C126

Tuesday - 11 a.m. -2 p.m.

Wednesday - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Thursday - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Friday - 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Austin West Building - Riverland Ag Center

Tuesday - 11 a.m. -2 p.m.

Wednesday - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Thursday - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Friday - 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Donating to the Pantry

The Riverland Food Pantry is always accepting donations of perishable, non-perishable, and personal/household items.

Current wish list

Monetary and sustaining donations are also accepted through the Riverland Foundation. All monetary donations go towards the greatest need.

To set up a food pantry donation, please contact the Student Senate Advisor, Keith Cich at 507-433-0533 or

Thank you to all our donors for their support!


MinnPost: Minnesota State students spotlight a basic hurdle to academic success: food and housing security.

Austin Daily Herald: Extending a helping hand; Riverland Student Senate helps curb food insecurity on campus.

The Chronicle of Higher Education: Hungry to Learn.

KIMT3: Riverland Community College students expanding food pantry

KAALTV: Student Leader To Take Food Pantry Message Statewide

KAALTV: Food Pantry Addresses College Students' Needs.



Student Senate Advisor


Phone: 507-433-0533

Building: Austin East Office: Library


Austin Campus
East Building - Room C126
West Building - Ag Center