All HGTC Students and Employees Are Welcome.
We are collecting non-perishable food items, as well as hygiene items, for the new HGTC Pantry.
To ensure we have enough in stock each week for everyone, we ask that use of the pantry be limited to once a week for food items and once a month for personal hygiene products.
You will need a current HGTC Identification Card with the current academic year sticker on the back. If you do not have a current ID card and/or current sticker, please go to TECH Central to have one made or updated.
Please contact each campus location for hours of operation or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, H number, and current needs.
Our hope is for this to be a positive addition to the many support services we provide to our student’s to ensure overall success and retention during their time here at HGTC. Your feedback is welcomed and your support is greatly appreciated!
HGTC Pantry FAQs
The HGTC pantry is available to all current students, faculty, and staff. When someone comes to the pantry, they will need their current HGTC Identification Card with the current academic year sticker on the back (19-20). If you do not have a current HGTC Identification Card and/or sticker on the back, please go to Tech Central at any campus to get this completed prior to utilizing the pantry.
To ensure we have enough in stock each week for everyone, we ask that use of the pantry is limited to once a week. We have a system in place of how much of each item you can get based on Low Country Food Bank recommendations.
We ask you to fill out a simple survey each time you visit to help us collect data. This data will be used to help us know how many people are utilizing the pantry at each location, your age, household size, and other basic information to help us ensure the continued need for the pantry at HGTC.
Due to limited space and current items in need at each campus, please contact one of the HGTC Pantry locations before donating; however, we appreciate ANYTHING on the list you are willing to donate.
* All items and packages must be labeled, and sealed, no glass
- 100% Fruit Juice
- Peanut Butter
- Pudding cups
- Low sodium soups & stews
- Canned meats, tuna, salmon, chicken
- Low sugar cereal
- Canned fruits & low sodium vegetables
- Dried fruit
- Granola bars
- Non-stick cooking spray
- Cooking oils
- Single-serving meals
- Bottled water
- Shelf-stable milk
- Baby food jarred
Personal Hygiene Items: Adult and Children
- Body wash
- Bar soap
- Toilet paper (Individually wrapped)
- Disposable razors
* Regular or Travel size items are welcome
The following items cannot be accepted as donations:
- Expired items
- Opened items
- Glass items
- Perishable or Refrigerated items: i.e. fresh fruits or vegetables, meat, fish, milk, butter
- Dented or rusted cans
- Bulk food
- Baby formula
- Sugar-sweetened drinks
- Homemade foods
- Bread of any kind
Yes! You can donate through the HGTC Foundation. Scroll down to Foundation Funds and click on the HGTC Pantry Donate button.
If you provide a monetary donation through the link above you will receive a receipt. If you donate goods at one of the campuses and you would like a receipt, you will need to request a receipt at drop-off. You will be provided with a generic receipt at that time. The donor will be responsible for valuing the donated items and keep in mind per the IRS it is important not to abuse or overvalue items in the event that you are audited.