The Gayle R. Davis Center for Women & Gender Equity (CWGE) hosts the three Replenish locations, student food and necessities pantries, to meet short-term challenges students face when accessing food and other essential items. Obtaining adequate food and personal care items is often a major component of financial stress. Research has even shown that inadequate nutrition decreases academic performance. The food pantry is available to all students. Items available vary based on donations and community partners. Common items offered non-perishable food, grab-and-go snacks, personal care (toiletries), household cleaning, frozen and cold foods, and fresh produce. Replenish has a partnership with the GVSU-Sustainable Agriculture Project (SAP), providing assorted produce weekly to provide healthier options and increase the accessibility of fresh food.

Replenish Locations

Allendale Campus (KC 074) - Allendale Campus open Monday through Friday from 11:00AM to 4:00 PM.

Lower Level KC 074, 1 Campus Drive Allendale, MI

Steelcase Library - Downtown Pew Campus open during library hours of operation, hours may vary. 

Building A DeVos Center, 401 W Fulton ST., Grand Rapids, MI

 Cook-DeVos Center for Health Science (CHS 344)- CHS campus open Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. 

3rd Floor CHS 344, 301 Michigan ST. NE, Grand Rapids, MI


Replenish is a completely free resource available for all students. 

  1. Come to any of the Replenish 3 locations during operating hours
  2. Check-in with a location staff member 
  3. For the first time, you will need to fill out a short intake survey each semester 
  4. Present your ID or provide your ID number 
  5. Grab your reusable bag, or we can provide one 
  6. Fill up your bag with the food you need 
  7. Welcome to come back up to 2 times a month, but emergency accommodations can be made 

*There is no additional documentation or proof necessary. Our main priority is ensuring our students have an on-campus resource to combat food insecurity. 

How to Donate

Replenish is self-sustained by the GVSU campus community through donations. Food and other items may be dropped off at Replenish or Gayle R. Davis Center for Women & Gender Equity (CWGE) during business hours. Checks can be made payable to CWGE with "Replenish" in the memo line. Donations are tax-deductible and a receipt will be issued by University Development. Also, please consider grocery store gift cards so that we get the food pantry necessary items. Replenish always accepts walk-in donations at the Allendale Replenish location or at the Center for Women & Gender Equity. For the most accurate information about what we need or if you plan to donate more than a few grocery bags worth of items, please contact us at [email protected] or call at (616) 331-7867

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These staple items are especially helpful:

  • Non perishables (examples: soup, noodles, rice, beans, cereal, side dishes, canned fruits and veggies, etc.).
  • Perishable, refrigerated and frozen foods (examples: eggs, fresh produce, frozen meats, etc.).
  • Hygiene items (examples: travel size shampoo, toothpaste, toilet paper, menstrual hygiene products, etc.).
  • Baby items (examples: diapers, wipes, baby food, formula, etc.).

Donation Drop Off:

 Allendale Replenish location Kirkhof 074: Open Monday through Friday from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

The Center for Women & Gender Equity 1201 Kirkhof: Open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5: 00 PM

Page last modified August 4, 2022