Pioneer Pantry

BC3's Pioneer Pantry addresses food insecurity. 

Food insecurity, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is having reduced quality, variety or desirability of diet. According to a 2018 survey, roughly 40% of BC3 students struggle with food insecurity.

How to Utilize the Pantry

The Pioneer Pantry is available to members of the BC3 Campus Community, including credit and non-credit students, and BC3 employees in partnership with the Alliance for Nonprofit Resources (ANR) and Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Shoppers are eligible to visit once per month, but emergency food bags are available. In addition, holiday and special distributions are planned throughout the year. The Pioneer Pantry is located in the Arts & Hospitality Building, Room 100 on the following distribution dates:

Spring 2024 Dates
January 17 - May 3

Summer 2024 Dates
May 6 - August 23

Separately, a Grab & Go Food Station is available in the lower level of the  Student Success Center - KEYS Office at any time, in addition to BC3 regional locations.

For information about the BC3 Pioneer Pantry for Non-Butler County residents, please contact the Pioneer Pantry directly via email at

Additional resources for students or student organizations can be found here.

PA Hunger-Free Campus

BC3 has proudly been designated as a Pennsylvania Hunger-Free Campus by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through August 2024!

PA hunger free campus logo BC3 was among the first schools in Pennsylvania to receive the inagural Hunger-Free Campus designation in 2022. This designation recognizes institutions that have taken measures to address student hunger. Read more

Ways You Can Help

Make a Gift to the Pioneer Pantry Online

Please contact the BC3 Education Foundation if you have any questions. Visit the BC3 Education Foundation Support page for other ways to support BC3.

Shop our Amazon Wish List

Shop our Amazon Wish List which is regularly updated with items needed for the Pioneer Pantry, special events, and our holiday gift boxes delivered right to our door.

Donate Food

The Pioneer Pantry gladly accepts donations to keep the pantry stocked with a healthy variety of food for our shoppers. We’re currently accepting ALL TYPES of non-perishable, non-expired food to stock the pantry.

Donations can be dropped off at the following locations:

View interactive campus map here.

Can't make it to one of our locations?  Contact us to coordinate the drop-off for your donation.


Volunteer support is critical to our mission to combat food insecurity.  If you are interested in serving as a volunteer, please contact us at