Common Goods at WSU's Food Pantry
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
487 Western Ave., Backside entrance, 2nd floor
The Common Goods Food Pantry is ready to serve our Westfield State community for another academic year! Please remember this valuable resource when communicating with anyone in the Westfield State community – students (full-time, part-time, graduate), faculty, adjuncts, staff, part-time staff…– who might be experiencing food insecurity.
Stay tuned for updates about most-needed food and personal item donations, an upcoming Open House, and other developments!
Common Goods at Westfield State
Westfield State’s Food Pantry
At the Second Congregational Church on Western Avenue
OPEN FOR LIMITED HOURS THIS WEEK:
Wednesday September 6: 11 am to 3 pm
OPEN FOR REGULAR HOURS STARTING SEPT 19:
Tuesdays & Wednesdays
11 am to 4:30 pm (new hours!)
Common Goods is a food pantry and resource center serving Westfield State University students, faculty and staff who may be experiencing hunger and are struggling to make ends meet.
Through Common Goods, we strive to alleviate food insecurity for the Westfield State community. Common Goods provides a safe and welcoming space in which to distribute a variety of non-perishable food items and personal care items at no cost.
Using the Common Goods food pantry is EASY. No financial proof is required. Our staff is welcoming and discrete.
Send any questions you have about using Common Goods to firstname.lastname@example.org. We strive to make your experience simple and comfortable.
Common Goods is a very short walk from main campus. It is housed in the Second Congregational Church, at 487 Western Avenue, just down the road from the entrance to the Commuter Parking Lot. (This is the church ON Western Avenue, not the Interfaith Chapel located inside our campus.)
Enter through the far right door at the end of the side wing to the right of the church. Go upstairs to the second floor.
Note: Common Goods is located on the second floor and there is no elevator access. Accommodations can be made to deliver goods to persons who are unable to walk up the flight of stairs. Email email@example.com to make arrangements.
Hours and Contact Information
Open Tuesdays and Wednesdays · 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ~ NEW HOURS!
How does it work?
Common Goods strives to create a welcoming, nonjudgmental, and safe environment. It is an “open shelf” pantry. Participants may choose what kinds and what quantities of items they need, and may visit the food pantry as many times as they wish.
Visitors will complete a brief intake form. The intake form may be downloaded from our website and filled out in advance or filled out upon arrival. Our staff will show visitors how everything works.
How the community can help
Common Goods invites the support of the campus community to sustain the operation of the pantry. Non-perishable food items and basic necessity donations can be left in designated bins across campus:
- Horace Mann Center (Main Lobby)
- Wilson Hall (Commuter’s Common Area)
- Parenzo Hall (near TRIO, first floor)
- Ely Campus Center (Campus Center Service Window and Main Lobby)
- Albert & Amelia Ferst Interfaith Center