Food Pantry

Did you know that 20% of students at four-year universities are considered to have very low food security? These students are reported to have multiple indications of disrupted eating patterns and reduced food intake, causing them to be consistently hungry.


We are pleased to be able to provide the HPU Food Pantry for all HPU students. The pantry is available to provide nourishment as well as self-care items at no cost to HPU students who find themselves in need. This is for those who do not have consistant access to meals or basic necessities. Everything is provided by the generous donations of our faculty and staff. The goal is to support our student's success by alleviating food insecurity and the stress of hunger within our HPU student community. 

Food available (subject to change based on donations)

Canned  meat (tuna, corned beef, Spam, etc.), peanut butter, beans, lentils, dry spaghetti, rice, crackers, macaroni and cheese, instant noodles, canned pasta sauce, ravioli, soup, vegetables, fruit, applesauce, oatmeal, cereal, microwavable meals, health bars, nuts.

Self care items available (subject to change based on donations)

Toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, shampoo, conditioner, dry shampoo, soap, deodorant, toilet paper, feminine hygiene products, cotton swabs, lotion, laundry detergent, skin care items.


Dean of Students office - Marites McKee

Phone number: 808-687-7014



External Resource

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Department of Human Services (State of Hawaii)

If you are interested in applying for SNAP (food stamp), and meet the eligibility requirement, consider applying for this public assistance program. For more information, click here. For the application, click here