Rock Valley College

Eagles Nest Food Pantry


The mission of the Eagles Nest Food Pantry is to combat food insecurity by distributing food to RVC students.

The Eagle’s Nest Food Pantry is a program that collects and stores foods to distribute free- of- charge to ALL RVC students. This includes those enrolled in GED and ESL classes.

When is the food pantry open?

Monday 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

NOTE: Students can stop by any time, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to fill out a request for food and personal care items to be picked up during our open hours.

Who is eligible?

Current RVC students with a student ID and schedule are eligible to come to the Pantry on every distribution date.  This includes those enrolled in GED and ESL classes.

What is provided?

The Pantry provides free supplemental food for students and their families who are in need of this type of support.  At each distribution, students have a choice of canned fruits and vegetables; bread, rice, pasta and cereal; canned beans, soups and other protein sources; Specific foods are available, depending upon budget restrictions and availability of products.

How does it work?


Students are asked to check-in on the 2nd floor at TRiO Student Support Services (2312) and must show their RVC IDs and schedule.  A student worker then guides them through selection.  Each student gets to choose which products in each category are most useful to them. Students are encouraged to bring their own bag, box, or other container for their food.      

Interested in donating or volunteering?

We accept donations of unopened non-perishable foods, grocery gifts cards, and financial support daily.

What are your most needed items?

  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Coffee
  • Coffee Cream (instant) individuals
  • Tea
  • Seasonings
  • Assorted Breakfast Cereal (Hot or Cold)
  • Applesauce
  • Grits
  • Oatmeal
  • Rice
  • Pasta (Spaghetti and Pasta meals)
  • Low Sodium Pasta Sauce
  • Noodles
  • Canned/Powdered Milk
  • Crackers
  • Popcorn
  • Tuna
  • Tomato Paste
  • Syrup
  • Hot Sauce
  • Pickles
  • Low Sodium Soups
  • Snack Bars
  • Ketchup
  • Peanut Butter
  • Hot chocolate
  • Instant Meals
  • Jelly (Assorted)
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mustard
  • Ketchup
  • Broth
  • Applesauce
  • Canned Meats (Spam, Beef Stew, Chicken, Pork)
  • Dry Beans
  • Cooking oil
  • Pork and Beans
  • Macaroni
  • Assorted Fruit Juice (canned or bottled)
  • Canned Fruit
  • Juice Boxes for Kids
  • Cereal Bars
  • Ramen Noodles
  • Pop Tarts
  • Instant Breakfast Drink Mix
  • Low Sodium Canned Vegetable Juice
  • Assorted snack size cookies, assorted Chips
  • Pancake Mix
  • Snack size crackers
  • Protein Bars
  • Ravioli
  • Assorted Soups
  • Canned Chili (with/without beans)
  • Nuts

Personal Hygiene

  • Shavers/Razors
  • Toothpaste/Brush (Individually Packaged)
  • Mouth Wash
  • Wipes
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Body Wash
  • Tissue
  • Paper Towels
  • Feminine Pads/Tampons/Wipes
  • Baby wipes
  • Baby Shampoo
  • Diapers
  • Baby Food