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 recent survey, roughly 40% of BC3 students struggle with food insecurity.

How to Utilize the Pantry

BC3 Students from Butler County, who meet the guidelines established by the PA Department of Agriculture’s Emergency Food Assistance Program, can be eligible to receive food distributed by the Alliance for Nonprofit Resources from the Pioneer Pantrylocated in the Arts & Humanities, Room 100 on the scheduled distribution dates below. 

Separately,  food collected through drives, drop boxes or purchased with financial gifts is available to all BC3 students, faculty or staff, regardless of income or county of residence, during the scheduled Pioneer Pantry distributions, or anytime at the Grab & Go Food StationStudent Success Center - KEYS Office, 1st Floor.

For Butler County Residents

Qualifying individuals and families from Butler County in the BC3 Community are eligible to receive food on a monthly basis. First, please fill out the Registration Form.

If you are a current BC3 student, please use your BC3 email

If you qualify, you will also need to fill out the Declaration of Need Form. Please return to Karen Jack  karen.jack@bc3.eduin the Pioneer Pantry or in the KEYS Office - Student Success Center.

For Non-Butler County Residents


Pioneer Pantry - Spring 2020 Distribution Dates:

The Pioneer Pantry, located in Arts & Humanities, Room 100, is open to registered shoppers on the following days from 2:30 pm-4:30 pm:

Ways You Can Help


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:

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