Idaho State University

About the program

Idaho State University students experiencing food insecurity can request assistance through the Bengal Meal Share program by filling out a short application online. Once your application is submitted, staff will contact you to discuss support, eligibility and the process for obtaining meal assistance.

Are you experiencing food insecurity on campus? Fill out a short application for the Bengal Meal Share program here (requests responded to within 48 hours) or if you have an immediate need, please call 208-282-2794 or stop by the Dean of Students office. Students, staff and faculty can also shop for food twice each month at the Benny’s Pantry by bringing their Bengal ID cards. Check out the hours of Benny’s Pantry in our Campus Resources section below!


  • Brooke Barber
  • Laura Vailas
  • Lowell Richards

Year Founded


Program Roots

Bennyโ€™s Pantry opened in Pocatello on January 20, 2014, as an initiative of the Student Affairs Department and was the state of Idahoโ€™s first college or university food pantry. Additional locations were opened on the Idaho Falls campus (2016) and the Meridian campus (2019). The pantry offers free, emergency food assistance directly to the Idaho State University community. The pantry is staffed by Student Affairs staff members and student volunteers.

Get involved

Students can get involved by hosting a food drive, donating items, or volunteering to help out in the pantry.


  • Pocatello
    Monday (12-2 pm, 4-6 pm)
    Wednesday (4-6 pm)
    Thursday (12-2 pm)

    Idaho Falls
    Tuesday 12:30-2:30 pm, 4:30-6:30 pm
    Wednesday 4:30-6:30 pm
    Thursday 12:30-2:30 pm

    Monday (3-6 pm)
    Wednesday (10 am - 1 pm)

  • 208.282.2794