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Food and Housing Resources

NC State is dedicated to providing support for those who are food and/or housing insecure. From the Feed the Pack Food Pantry to temporary and emergency housing, there are resources for students across campus.

Located at 2221 Dunn Ave. in the Quad Commons, the Feed the Pack Food Pantry stocks food, household, and hygiene items. The Feed the Pack website has also assembled a list of community resources if you can’t make it to campus or the Feed the Pack Food Pantry is closed. Please bring your NC State ID with you when you come to the pantry. Any and all students, faculty, and staff are welcome!

Recognizing the scope of food insecurity on campus, Student Government led the way in advocating for a student-to-student meal sharing program and is pleased to announce a new partnership with NC State Dining and the Student Ombuds for students facing short-term food insecurity. Through the donation of guest meals from student meal plans, a pool of meals has been established for students who find themselves temporarily without food options. These meals can be added to a student ID card to allow entry into Fountain, Clark, and Case (breakfast and lunch only) Dining Halls, Oval food court and the Wolves Den cafe at the College of Veterinary Medicine creating easy and discrete access to meals at no cost. Visit the common Pack Essentials application to apply.

Full and partial meal plan scholarships may be available to students experiencing difficulty in paying for a semester meal plan.  These meal plan scholarships are need-based, subject to financial aid considerations and provided by donors to the Division of Academic and Student Affairs. Visit the common Pack Essentials application to apply.

More in My Basket is a program developed at North Carolina State University/Cooperative Extension that helps reduce hunger by connecting North Carolina residents to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Did you know that NC State Dining employees eat for free each shift they work? Dining also offers competitive salaries and flexible schedules for student employees. Learn more and apply.

Most campus residence halls offer a community kitchen for students to cook meals. Cookware items are available at the residence hall information desk.

A Place at the Table is a pay-what-you-can nonprofit cafe at 300 W. Hargett St. Suite 50 in downtown Raleigh. Serving breakfast and lunch, people can pay the suggested price, pay more, pay half of the suggested price, or pay by volunteering. All are welcome in our cafe!

Housing Resources

NC State University Housing provides temporary and emergency housing on a case-by-case basis. Contact Katrina Pawvluk for more information at or 919.515.4339.

If you are currently homeless, in immediate danger of becoming homeless, have received an eviction notice from your landlord or are facing a possible eviction after receiving a late notice, you can contact the appropriate agency in your county. Learn more at

By providing emergency shelter and comprehensive case management services, the Interact Emergency Shelter is designed to ensure that domestic violence victims have the resources and support to meet their basic needs.

The Women’s Center of Wake County on Cox Ave. offers three meals/day, housing support, medical and behavioral healthcare, clothing and hygiene items, dental exams and basic services, and transportation assistance.