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Are there places where I can get food if I cannot afford it right now?

On campus, the food pantry in the Glover Alston Center will be available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with swipe access for the rest of the semester. The food pantry will be regularly restocked throughout each week. 

Off campus, the Blue Mountain Action Council (BMAC) offers food assistance to low-income households at the BMAC Food Bank. Drive-through mobile food banks will operate each Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 921 W. Cherry St. Students who are still in town and struggling with food can also reach out to Walla Walla Mutual Aid Network for a $50 grocery gift card or $50 prepaid Visa card for whatever they need. Contact them at [email protected] or (509) 300-1102.

Cleveland Commons (Limited Hours) – Whitman College’s dining hall 

Weekday Hours:

Breakfast: 8-9am

Lunch: 12-1pm

Dinner: 5-6pm

Weekend Hours:

Lunch: 12-1pm

Dinner: 5-6pm 

Students with need-based aid who find that they are running out of flex dollar points toward the end of the semester can work with the Dean of Students Office for assistance. Contact Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students Kazi Joshua at [email protected] or (509) 527-5158 for assistance. 

Glover Alston Center (GAC)


8AM – 8PM 

A food pantry on the top floor of the Glover Alston Center (GAC) is open to faculty, staff and students. The school asks that students practice social distancing when using the space and minimize the amount of time spent in the building. The GAC is located at 26 Boyer Ave.

Self-Isolating Students

If you are self-isolating or quarantining, food can be delivered to students living in on-campus residence halls or interest houses. Contact your hall’s resident director or resident assistant for assistance. Additionally, the Residence Life Office can be contacted at [email protected] or 509-527-5297.

Grocery Stores and Delivery

Safeway (Rose St. and Plaza Way)

Daily Hours: 7am – 10pm

Senior and At-Risk Hours:  7-9 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays


Daily Hours: 7am – 8pm

Senior and At-Risk Hours:  7-9 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays


Daily Hours: 7am – 10pm

Senior and At-Risk Hours:  7-9 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Walmart, College Place Supercenter

Daily Hours: 7 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Senior Hours: Tuesday, 6-7 a.m.*

*Only available for individuals age 60 and older

Grocery Stores offering Delivery to the 99362 Area*




*Please check to ensure your delivery address is included in delivery service before shopping for order. 


Most local restaurants are operating with limited hours, with pick-up and delivery options only. A lot of restaurants have also limited or changed their menus and prices in response to the pandemic. Due to the ever-changing availability of restaurant hours and offerings in the Walla Walla area, we suggest you call or check the social media of any restaurant you wish to order from directly, or use one of the following food delivery services that operate Walla Walla:




Food Banks

Due to the ever-changing situation in Walla Walla, local food bank events and hours may be announced on short notice and are likely to change. Thus, we suggest that you visit the social media pages or call the organizations listed below for up to date details on events, locations and eligibility for various food programs.

Keys to Crowns

Keys to Crowns is willing to provide food for people who need it, or pick up food from donors and deliver it to those in need. https://www.facebook.com/keystocrowns/

Personal message the organization on Facebook or call them at (818) 252-9564 for help. 

The Walla Walla Senior Center

The Walla Walla Senior Center is providing meals for senior residents. More information about specific and upcoming events can be found on Facebook, on the Walla Walla Senior Center website or by calling 509-527-3775.

Blue Mountain Action Council

Blue Mountain Action Council is engaging in a host of community outreach, including providing community access to food. Visit https://www.facebook.com/bmacww to learn about upcoming events.

Walla Walla Mutual Aid Network 

Walla Walla Mutual Aid Network is offering $50 grocery gift cards and $50 prepaid Visa cards for whatever folks need. Contact them at [email protected] or (509) 300-1102.

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