Bruin Community Pantry


And do not forget to do good and to share with others...

table full of healthy foods

The Bruin Community Pantry is an Office of Student Life initiative seeking to address the real problem of hunger (food insecurity) in our community. We encourage students to take advantage of the various resources in the Newberg and Yamhill County communities that have been set up to help people when their resources are depleted.

Furthermore, George Fox has a wealth of resources available to students to ensure that they have every opportunity to achieve their academic objectives. In addition to addressing food insecurity, we also help connect students with resources that will help them achieve their personal goals of graduating and finding meaningful work.

How can I use the Bruin Community Pantry?

Students and employees from George Fox will be required, if asked, to show their student or employee ID card before entering the food bank. University community members are welcome Mondays through Fridays during our hours of operation.

Community members will be welcome to visit the food bank during our open hours on Wednesdays and Thursdays. 

No more than two regular-sized grocery bags per visit.

As always, if people need access to food outside of our normal hours, please email to make arrangements to access the food bank.

George Fox students should read this story about how one student learned to use the food bank and expand her culinary acumen regarding food preparation.

The Bruin Community Pantry is moving to its new location!

Starting Monday, March 11, the Bruin Community Pantry will be in it’s new location,

Lewis Apartment #1.

Clients will use the west entrance to the food bank - the side where the grass yard is located.

Volunteers and employees will enter on the east side - the side where the parking lot will be.

Address - 1404 E. Sherman

# 9 on GFU map

Newberg, OR.

New 2024 hours 

George Fox students and employees are welcome Mondays through Fridays during our hours of operation.

Community members are welcome on Wednesdays and Thursdays during our hours of operation.
George Fox community members will be required to provide their university ID card to enter the food bank.

We will be closed for the following holidays:

Monday through Friday, March 25-29


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If you need access to food during a time when we are closed, please email us to arrange an alternative time.

The schedule is subject to change due to volunteer availability.


We are located toward the front of the Roberts Center (Room 109) on the George Fox campus. The food bank entrance is to the left once you enter the building. You can also enter through the back by going behind this building on Sherman Street.

Our Address
Bruin Community Pantry
1404 E. Sherman St. 
Lewis Apartment #1
Newberg, OR 97132

Call 503-554-2316 for more information.

How Can I Help?

The success and sustainability of the pantry is dependent on our volunteers. We need people to unload the food truck each week, organize and restock the shelves as needed, and clean. If you are interested in volunteering, visit our Donations and Volunteers page to learn more.

To support us financially, click on this link.

Community Partners

We regularly partner with Grocery Outlet of Newberg, the Friendsview Retirement Community, the Yamhill Community Action Partnership, and Team A-dec to secure donations to the food bank.

YCAP logoA-dec logoFriendsview logoPanera logoGrocery Outlet logo

We are also supported by George Fox employees, parents, ASC (student government), individual students, and community organizations, including the Dundee Women's Club, which delivers recovered food from local grocery stores. The Panera outlet in Sherwood also supplies us with “end of day” bread.

A student shopping at the Bruin community pantry

In the News

Our efforts to provide resources for our students has gained national attention. See this story from a recent issue of the New York Times to read more about the national hunger crisis on college campuses and what we and other schools are doing about it.

The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities recently outlined the problem of food insecurity. The efforts of the Bruin Community Pantry to combat this problem is featured in the article.


Jere Witherspoon

Jere Witherspoon

Student Care and Student Life Operations Specialist

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