Various cans and jars of food on shelves at Chapman University's Panther Pantry
The Panther Pantry

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Chapman's Panther Pantry provides food items that can be used for a week’s worth of meals during times when members of the Chapman community are experiencing food insecurity, which is defined as having limited or uncertain access to adequate food.

While the Panther Pantry is not intended or equipped to serve as a long-term resource for food insecurity, staff in the Dean of Students Office are available to help students connect to relevant community resources that operate to address chronic financial/food insecurity. 

The Panther Pantry serves as a supplemental resource specific to the Chapman community and has locations on both the Orange and Rinker campuses, each of which offers boxed, canned, and refrigerated food items and hygiene products.

To request access to the Panther Pantry: If you are experiencing a lack of adequate food for your household and are unable to consistently afford adequate food for your household, please complete this registration form (the same form is used for both locations).  Your request will be reviewed as quickly as possible - please allow at least three business days for pantry staff to review your registration request.  Once your request has been reviewed, you will receive an email from with more information.  Operating hours for each Panther Pantry location are outlined in the drop-down fields below.

Frequently Asked Questions

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About Food Insecurity

The USDA defines food insecurity as a household-level economic and social condition of limited or uncertain access to adequate food and notes that, in 2021, 13.5 million households in the United States were food insecure at some point during the year. In 2022, an average of 41% of college students experience food insecurity at some point during their college enrollment. Food insecurity is experienced by undergraduate and graduate students at all institution types, including 2-year, 4-year, public, and private institutions across the country.