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The Nest - Campus Food Bank

The Nest campus food bank assists students at Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College.

Nest Hours of Operation
Mondays and Thursdays : 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Students who need extra help with food supplies will be able to use The Nest by showing their student I.D. and filling out a form that will be kept confidential.

Donating to The Nest
Non-perishable foods are needed, especially those that are ready to eat or can be prepared with minimal ingredients. Unopened boxes only, please. For canned goods, flip-top cans are preferred, but all are accepted. Donations can be dropped off at the Circulation Desk during Library hours of operation

Below is a list of items The Nest can use. Heavily used items have an asterisk (*) after the name. (Download printable list)

The Nest


  • Cans of Tuna*
  • Cans of Chicken*
  • Canned Stew
  • Canned Chili
  • Hash
  • Pork and Beans (also vegetarian baked beans)
  • Soups, especially hearty types of soup
  • Spaghetti Sauce*
  • Kidney Beans
  • Peanut Butter*

Fruits and Vegetables:

  • Canned Fruits*
  • Canned Beans, Carrots, Peas, Tomatoes, Corn
  • Fruit Cups*
  • Dried Fruits
  • Jelly
  • Raisins*
  • Juice Boxes/Packets*


  • Rice
  • Pasta*
  • Macaroni and Cheese*
  • Crackers*
  • Cans of Ravioli/Spaghetti O’s, etc.*
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Boxed meals


  • Boxes of Cereal* (single serving size also used)
  • Instant Oatmeal* (individual packets)
  • Cereal Bars
  • Pancake Mix
  • Syrup
  • Pop Tarts*
  • Muffin Mix

On the Go/Snacks:

  • Tortilla Chips
  • Salsa
  • Cookies
  • Granola Bars*
  • Microwave Popcorn*
  • Easy Mac*
  • Microwaveable Non-Frozen Meals*

Basic Necessities:

  • Soap*
  • Toilet Paper*
  • Shampoo*
  • Conditioner
  • Toothpaste*
  • Lotion
  • Deodorant*
  • Feminine Hygiene
  • Laundry Detergent*
  • Dryer Sheets

*Indicates high demand items

If you would like to make a monetary donation, we are happy to accept any donations, so that we may keep the food pantry replenished.

To find out more information about The Nest, contact Thelma Hutchins at 304-367-4122 or via e-mail at