Purple Pantry



Purple Pantry is located in the Main Campus Student Center and Health Sciences Campus Student Center. The Purple Pantry is aimed at reducing food insecurity on ECU's campus. A partnership between the Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement, Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, and several campus offices and partners. The Purple Pantry is a FREE pantry available to all enrolled students.

Contact Information (updated 6/2023):

Interested in volunteering?:
Please sign up for an orientation if you are interested in volunteering. You will not have access to sign up for shifts until you complete an in person orientation. There are limited number of orientation each semester, if you have any questions, please email us at purplepantry@ecu.edu.

Interested in donating?
Please email PurplePantry@ecu.edu in advance if you or your organization want to donate or are interested in hosting a drive.
The suggested list is below. We also have an Amazon Wishlist and Hunger Initiatives Account.

*At this time, please no canned vegetables or glass items.

  • Rice
  • Canned meat
  • Whole grain pasta
  • Pasta sauce
  • Peanut butter
  • Hygiene items
  • Household items
  • Cereal
  • Fruit cups/Canned Fruit
  • Granola bars
  • Crackers
  • Vegan options
  • Vegetarian options
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