Resource Room

Did you know that Clarion has a resource room in 112 Gemmell? You may ask yourself, who should use the resource room? The answer is you! The Room is to support students who may be experiencing hunger, whose financial situation may have recently changed, living expenses changed, or who may be having a hard time getting healthy and nutritious options to eat and that is all of us right now. The Room is fully stocked with the following to help you:

Toilet paper
Paper Towels
Snacks including bars, chips, and fruit cups
Breakfast options including cereal and oatmeal
Soups and stews
Macaroni and cheese
Pasta and sauces
Ready to eat meals
Bathroom essentials including soap, deodorant, and shampoo

These resources are available to you free of charge. Simply call 814 393 2031 or email to schedule a time to access the room, grab a bag, and get a week's supply of your most needed items. If you have any questions, please email . Good luck with your studies!!!

The Resource Room Staff

You may ask yourself, "Can I or should I use the resource room"  If you can answer yes to any of the below, please consider using this helpful resource.

  • Am I frequently experiencing hunger
  • Has my financial situation recently changed
  • have my living expenses increased
  • am I unable to get healthy and nutritious food on my income


 The Resource room is located on the first floor of Gemmell in Room 112 


The Resource Room is accessible using you student ID.  If your ID does not work, please visit the Gemmell Info desk upstairs for assistance with access.  They will let you in and allow you to take what you need.  They may ask your name so that we can record of how many people accessed the room each semester to make sure the word is getting out!

All students are welcome in the Resource Room. There is a swipe card entry, and beginning with the incoming class of Fall 2019, all new students are pre-coded. Just swipe your card and access to the Resource Room is available to you. Please take what you need, but be considerate of others who may have needs as well!

What kind of things does the room have?

We stock the following items regularly:
• Food and beverages
• Household and cleaning products
• Toiletries and bathroom supplies
• School supplies (not books)
• Winter accessories.

In our current space we do not have room for more, but we have success handling additional requests such as Interview clothes, a bicycle, and a high chair on an as needed basis.


Food Items:

  • Microwavable Rice Cups & Pouches
  • Microwavable Rice Sides
  • Microwavable Pasta Sides
  • Microwavable Soup Cups
  • Microwavable Ramen Cups
  • Instant Potatoes (bags & pouches)
  • Tuna (cans & Pouches)
  • Chicken (cans & Pouches)
  • Microwavable Meals (Not requiring refrigeration)
  • Hormel Completes
  • Barilla Entrees
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jellies/Jams (All varieties)
  • Canned Fruit (all varieties)
  • Canned Vegetables (all varieties)
  • Canned Beans (all varieties)
  • Applesauce (Jar or Pouch)
  • Raisins
  • Dried Fruit (all varieties)
  • Pasta (all varieties)
  • Canned Pasta
  • Spaghetti-O's
  • Ravioli
  • Spaghetti & Meatballs
  • Beefaroni
  • Pasta Sauce (all varieties)
  • Soups (all varieties)
  • Macaroni and Cheese (box & cups)
  • Utensils
  • Cereal (Boxes & Cups)
  • Pop-Tarts
  • Breakfast Bars
  • Oatmeal (All flavors)
  • Granola Bars
  • Breakfast Drinks/Mixes
  • Coffee (regular & instant)
  • Tea

All donation items can be dropped off to the Gemmell Information Desk. Please check items for expiration dates before donating. We will accept any non-perishable food item regardless of whether or not it is on the list! Questions, comments, concerns or requests can be emailed or given directly to Kelly Ryan in 267 Gemmell.

Financial Donations:

The student resource room has been made possible through generous donations from CU families, alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friend. We are very appreciative of these donations, and welcome additional donations to assist in providing the resources that our students need.  Please consider donating through the Link


  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Bath Soap
  • Body Wash
  • Facial Wash
  • Body lotion
  • Women's and Men's Deodorant
  • Tampons
  • Sanitary Napkins/Pads
  • Women's and Men's Razors
  • Shaving Cream
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Mouthwash
  • Dental Floss
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Bath Soap
  • Body Wash
  • Facial Wash
  • Body lotion
  • Women's and Men's Deodorant
  • Tampons
  • Sanitary Napkins/Pads
  • Women's and Men's Razors
  • Shaving Cream
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Mouthwash
  • Dental Floss
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Lysol Wipes

School Supplies

  • Paper
  • Pencils and pens
  • Notebooks and binders
  • Post-Its, etc.

Kitchen Supplies

  • Napkins
  • Paper Plates
  • Garbage Bags (all sizes)
  • Dish soap (small bottles)
  • Pots and pans
  • Spatulas, wooden spoons, etc.
  • Tupperware/gladware
  • Aluminum foil
  • Ziploc bags, etc.

Local Food Pantries

Are you interested in other local food pantries? Please see dates and locations below 


Applying for SNAP Benefits (Food Stamps)

You may be eligible for food stamps if you're at least one of the following:

  • Employed by a state or federal work study job (any hours)
  • Employed a minimum of 20 hours in a non-work study position
  • have a disability (physical or mental health) even if they are not receiving state disability benefits

Additionally, your parents income is not a factor for applying for SNAP benefits.

Need Help?

If you need help applying for SNAP benefits, please contact Meredith Karg

Apply for Snap Benefits here


Last Updated 3/23/20