The Food Box

The Food Box

What is The Food Box?

In an effort to reduce food insecurity within the Winthrop community, the Department of Human Nutrition created The Food Box. The Food Box is a donation-based food pantry located in 308 Dalton Hall and it is accessible to the entire Winthrop community with no questions asked. In addition to shelf-stable food, The Food Box offers some personal care items such as toilet paper, soap, toothpaste, and feminine products.

How can I use The Food Box?

The Food Box hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Appointments can be made online or by phone.

Online: https://calendly.com/thefoodbox/foodboxdropin

Please note that making an appointment online will require your name and email address to confirm the appointment. We will not use this information for any other purpose, and use of the pantry is still on a no-questions-asked basis. If you prefer complete anonymity, please call the Department instead.

Anonymous appointments can be made by calling the Department of Human Nutrition: 803/323-2101. If you leave a voicemail, you don't need to share your name but please provide a callback number so we can reach out and set up your appointment.

Can I donate to The Food Box?

Yes! Donations of food and personal care items are always welcome and may be dropped off in the box outside of the Department's main office, 302 Dalton Hall.

The Department also accepts monetary donations for The Food Box.* Secure donations may be made through the Winthrop Foundation here - select "Other" and enter fund 2032 for the gift designation. Donors may also send cash or checks to the Department of Human Nutrition:

701 Oakland Avenue

302 Dalton Hall - Dept. of Human Nutrition

Attn: Alexa Allen

Rock Hill, SC 29733

Please designate that the funds are intended for The Food Box. The entirety of donations received will go toward stocking the food pantry with food and/or personal care items as needed. 

*All donations are tax deductible. If sending a donation by mail, please include your name and contact information so we can provide a receipt for tax purposes.

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Left to right: Winthrop University President George Hynd, Human Nutrition Administrative Specialist & Food Box Liaison Alexa Allen, Human Nutrition Dept. Chair Dr. Wanda Koszewski, and Winthrop First Lady Alison Hynd

Last Updated: 5/3/21