Spartan Food Pantry

Female volunteer stocking shelves with boxes of food.

Students helping students!

Please Note: Students without adequate access to food and toiletries will be able to obtain these resources from Food For Greater Elgin. These resources are available for ECC students with a valid student photo ID.

We believe that food is an important factor in academic success. Whether you forgot lunch or you are saving money for other expenses, we have made it a point to help any ECC student that walks into the doors of the Spartan Food Pantry. It does not matter to us what your income status is; we welcome you with open arms!


  • Be an ECC student.
  • Complete a short application and wavier for first-time patrons.
  • A student photo ID is required.


Food and monetary donations can be dropped off anytime at the Student Life Office, Building B, Room B173.

Monetary Donations

You can donate by using our secure online form below; if writing a check, please make it out to ECC Foundation with a memo of 'Spartan Food Pantry'.

Food & Supply Donations

The Spartan Food Pantry operates two garden plots at Sherman Hospital and has planted and harvested kale, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, lettuce, onions, and potatoes. The following are items we typically keep in stock and are always looking to refresh our inventory.

Volunteers Wanted

The pantry is always seeking volunteers to help in the following ways:

  • Staff the pantry during open hours
  • Help with the inventory of donated items
  • Monitor food placement and expiration dates
  • Staff information tables in the Building B hallway
  • Volunteer at pantry special events

If you would like to volunteer, please email us at for more information.