Monday: 10 a.m.-Noon
Tuesday: 1:30-3:30 p.m. and 5-7 p.m.
Wednesday: 4 – 6 p.m.
Thursday: 1:30-3:30 p.m. and 5-7 p.m.
Friday: 3-5 p.m.
McBryde Quadrangle A
1309 Blossom Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Gamecock Pantry

Who We Are

The Gamecock Pantry is a campus food pantry created for students, by students. Our goal is to serve the USC campus community by providing food aid and to provide resources to enhance the community’s overall well-being.

Any current student with a valid Carolina Card can use the pantry’s services. A student simply needs to complete a brief, confidential intake form at the pantry before picking up food. Registered students can receive up to 15 food items per week, which will be available for pick-up during operating hours. Students may be eligible for additional aid if they have family members in their household whom they are financially responsible for, (i.e. children) but proof of dependency is necessary to receive additional aid.

In addition to food aid, the pantry strives to inform students and connect them with other resources offered on campus and in the community. If you have any questions about utilizing the pantry, please email us at gamecockpantry@sc.edu!


We are currently preparing application materials. Submit a pantry volunteer application.


The Gamecock Pantry is always looking for donations to support its clients. Please visit https://giving.sc.edu/ to make a donation to The Gamecock Pantry. Enter “Gamecock Pantry” under Specific Area of Support to help a fellow student in need. If you are interested in donating food items, please email us at gamecockpantry@sc.edu for more information before collecting cans. We collect all non-perishables, and some of our current needs include canned fruit, gluten-free products, spices, cooking oil, and canned meats.

Our Leadership Team

Director: Emery Smith
Assistant Director of Operations: Ryder Ward
Assistant Director of Communications: Grace McKenna
Assistant Director of Volunteers: Brianna Childs
Assistant Director of Marketing: Nhon Nguyen
Assistant Donor Relations: Kathryn Hennon