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Women*s Center

Rosario's Place is a community food pantry for WSU students.  The pantry is open whenever Wilson-Short Hall is unlocked.  Food is available for any WSU student.

We also offer student-parents free, gently used clothing for children five and younger, as well as books, small toys, diapering products, limited baby gear, and feminine hygiene products.

This resource is supported entirely by donations from WSU and the surrounding community.  Our community is generous, and we're glad to be part of efforts to take care of each other.

LOCATION If you are interested in visiting Rosario's Place, you'll find it in Room 8HA on the ground floor of Wilson-Short Hall.  

If you have any questions, anyone on staff a the Women*s Center will be happy to help you.

TO DONATE FOOD 

  • Donations are accepted anytime during normal operating hours of the Women*s Center.
  • We can only accept shelf-stable food in its original packaging.
  • We may re-donate food to other local food banks if it isn't likely to be used here.

TO DONATE CLOTHING, TOYS, OR HYGIENE PRODUCTS

  • Donations are accepted anytime during normal operating hours.
  • Rosario's Place accepts new or gently used children's clothing and shoes (0-5 years), children's books and toys, and new diapers and hygiene products.
  • Please note that the Women*s Center cannot accept open packages or large items such as baby furniture.
  • Clothing must be clean and folded neatly in boxes or bags, and all books/toys must be in excellent condition.
  • All new disposable diapers, wipes, creams, oils, powders, and feeding tools must be in original, unopened packaging.
  • Items not used after 90 days become the property of the Women*s Center and may be donated to a charity of our choice.

Shelves filled with food donations.

Below is a list of items we like to offer in our space.  We tell those that are getting donations to grab things you would like to eat yourself.
  • Canned beans
  • Dried beans and lentils
  • Peanut butter
  • Oat Meal
  • Canned Fruits
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Soups/Cup of Soups
  • Canned tuna
  • Canned Chicken
  • Packaged Tuna Flavors
  • Spam/Spam flavors
  • Rice (various kinds)
  • Unsalted/Salted Nuts
  • Whole Grain Pastas
  • Popcorn
  • Low Sugar Cereals
  • Canned Tomatoes
  • Honey
  • Chicken, beef, and vegetable broths and stock
  • Sauces
  • Various Spices to add to veggies, beans, and other things
  • Easy to make Box/canned meals
  • Personal Hygiene Products
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Soap (dish, clothes, hair, and body)
  • Diapers (Age 0 to 5)

We cannot accept perishable items because we have no way of refrigerating them or keeping an eye on freshness.  We also cannot accept used baby furniture and/or breast pumps.

Books and clothing in Rosario's Place