Stinger’s Supply Shelf


The Stinger’s Supply Shelf is a free resource for all E&H students, especially those who do not have enough food, supplies, or funds. Here students can pick up a meal, snack or the ingredients to prepare a meal with no questions asked. A wide variety of toiletries, personal hygiene products, and school supplies are also available. Any student can access the Stinger’s Supply Shelf.


The Stinger’s Supply Shelf is located just inside the Van Dyke Center, at the end of the building closest to the football field and the van Vlissingen Center. It is open seven days a week during all hours when Van Dyke is open (7am to 8pm). There is a range of food available including beverages, snacks, fresh fruit, and refrigerated or frozen food and meals which can be reheated. Availability of different items varies.


Outside food donations for the Stinger’s Supply Shelf are not being accepted at this time. Sodexo is providing all of the food, but there are other ways for you to donate. 

If you would like to contribute monetarily to the Stinger’s Supply Shelf please go to the E&H Giving Page, select “Other” in the dropdown menu, then type in “Stinger’s Supply Shelf.”

We are accepting physical donations for the following toiletries and school supplies. You can bring any donation to Ty Smith at the Appalachian Center for Civic Life- Collins House. 


  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Body Soap/Body Wash
  • Razors
  • Tampons, pads, and panty liners (generic brand accepted)
  • Toilet Paper
  • Band-Aids
  • Condoms
  • Contact Solution
  • Floss

School Supplies:

  • Notebooks
  • Binders
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Notebook Paper
  • Folders
  • Highlighters
  • Sticky Notes
  • Markers

Questions? Feedback?

If you would like to make a request for a particular item to be in the food/supply pantry, ask a question, or leave a comment, please complete this form.

If you are in need of off-campus resources please see this list. Low-income students may also be eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

If you have any questions about the Stinger’s Supply Shelf, please contact the Coordinator of Civic Life, Ty Smith

If you would like access to a kitchen on campus in which to prepare food you have two options. There is a kitchen in the McPherson Center and a fully outfitted kitchen in the basement of the Chapel. To access the Chapel kitchen please contact Sharon Wright.

Thanks to the many E&H partners who made the Stinger’s Supply Shelf possible including:

  • Appalachian Center for Civic Life
  • Global Ministries-United Methodist Church
  • Sodexo
  • Anthem
  • University Health Center
  • Food Science Program
  • Kelly Library
  • Powell Resource Center
  • President’s Office
  • Sociology Department
  • Office of Spiritual Life
  • Office of Student Life
  • Office of Student Success