“The Nest” Food Pantry

The Nest Food Pantry opened in 2014 to assist Wake Tech students impacted by food insecurity and hunger.  Food Insecurity - Limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods, or limited or uncertain ability to acquire foods in socially acceptable ways.  This is a condition that results from lack of money and other resources for food. Hunger - An individual-level, physiological condition that may result from food insecurity...The potential consequence of prolonged, involuntary lack of food, resulting in discomfort, illness, weakness, or pain that goes beyond the usual uneasy sensation. –(USDA)

Summer Hours (May 13th- August 2nd)

  • Southern Wake: Monday: 9 am-12 pm
  • Northern Wake: Wednesday: 3 pm- 5 pm
  • Perry Health Science: Thursday: 1 pm -3 pm
  • RTP: Thursday: 9 am- 12 pm

** Please note: The pantries will be closed on July 4th and August 5th-9th.

The Nest Regular Hours

Southern Wake Campus (Building L 138)
  • Monday: 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • Tuesday: 3:00pm-5:00pm
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: Closed
  • Friday: 10:00am-12:00pm
Northern Wake Campus (Building B 137-A)
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Wednesday: 3:00pm-5:00pm
  • Thursday: 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • Friday: Closed
Perry Health Sciences Campus (Allied Health Building 209)
  • Monday: 9:00am-11:00am & 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Friday: Closed
RTP Campus (RT1-137)
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: 9:00am-11:00am & 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • Friday: Closed
Beltline Education Center (218-B)
  • Monday: 12:00pm-2:00pm
  • Tuesday: 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: 12:00pm-2:00pm
  • Friday: Closed

To request a food delivery, please fill out the form. Deliveries will be made on the Wednesday after the form is received to the following campuses:

  • Western Wake Campus - Delivery to MILL 100
  • Public Safety Campus - Delivery to Reception Desk 


Ways to Donate:

  • Sponsor-A-Shelf – Wake Tech offices, departments and divisions, classes can choose to a specific shelf in the pantry and collect items and donate them to the pantry.
  • Individual donations can be dropped off any time in collections bins:
    •  Southern Wake Campus SSB Lobby
    •  North Campus Building B Student Lounge
    •  Perry Health Sciences Campus Health Sciences 2

Donations Needed:

  1. Starch: boxed potatoes, noodles, mac & cheese, pasta meals, rice (brown, white, flavored), Quinoa, corn mix, etc.
  2. Fruit: canned all varieties, juice and jellies
  3. Vegetables: canned all varieties
  4. Breakfast: cold cereal, hot cereal, breakfast bars, breakfast drinks
  5. Soups: canned - all varieties
  6. Protein: canned chicken, salmon, peanut butter, beans, etc.

For liability purposes, we cannot accept expired food. Thanks!

 If you have any questions about donations or becoming a recipient of the food pantry please feel free to contact the SAS office any time!