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HGTC Pantry

Horry-Georgetown Technical College

HGTC Pantry

HGTC Pantry LogoAll HGTC Students and Employees Are Welcome.

Mission: The HGTC Pantry provides non-perishable food and personal care items to meet the needs of anyone affiliated with HGTC, free and confidentially. The HGTC Pantry also provides links and information on additional resources provided within our HGTC community and surrounding community to ensure access to healthy food and personal care, community education and advocacy that leads to self-sufficiency and a brighter tomorrow.

Vision: To end food insecurity among members of the HGTC community and ensure access to necessary educational supports and resources to meet their basic needs and overall well-being.

Using the Pantry

Users are welcome to visit the Pantry during open hours to ‘shop’ for items to take home. At the Conway Campus location, quick-fix items for breakfast, lunch or snacks are available. For users on the Georgetown Campus, please email your confidential request using your HGTC designated email address to hgtc-pantry@hgtc.edu and include your name and H-number. The HGTC Pantry leadership staff will return your email request within 24 hours or by the next business day to complete the request and arrange pick-up during available pick-up times Monday through Friday.

Use It

To use the Pantry, you will need to be a current student and/or employee at HGTC. Please email your confidential request using your HGTC designated email address to hgtc-pantry@hgtc.edu and include your name and H-number or please stop in during open hours. All first-time users are required to complete a pantry application.


Donations can be dropped off at any of our three campuses. To arrange a time to make a donation, please email hgtc-pantry@hgtc.edu.

Pantry Donation List

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 within the expiration date, labeled, and sealed., no glass items, please.

Non-Perishable Items

  • 100% fruit juice
  • Peanut butter, jelly
  • Pudding cups, fruit cups
  • Low sodium soups & stews
  • Dried fruit
  • Low sugar cereal
  • Oatmeal, grits in single serve packets
  • Bottled water
  • Canned meats, tuna, salmon, chicken
  • Crackers
  • Granola bars
  • Nuts
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • Cooking oils
  • Microwaveable Ramen noodles, mac & cheese, beef-a-roni
  • Single-serving meals
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Shelf-stable milk
  • Baby food jarred
  • Canned fruits & low sodium vegetables

Personal Hygiene Items: Adult and Children

  • Tampons & pads
  • Toothbrush
  • Floss
  • Toothpaste
  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Body wash
  • Bar soap
  • Deodorant
  • Toilet paper (Individually wrapped)
  • Diapers/wipes
  • Disposable razors
  • Hand-held can openers

* Regular or travel size items are welcome.

Bulk Donations

If a group or business would like to provide a bulk in-kind donation or conduct a fundraiser/food drive for the HGTC Pantry, please email hgtc-pantry@hgtc.edu for current needs and ways to do so.

Monetary Donations

You can provide a monetary donation through the HGTC Foundation. Scroll down to Foundation Funds and click on the HGTC Pantry donate button.

Donation Items Not Accepted

The following items cannot be accepted as donations:

  • Expired items
  • Opened items
  • Glass items
  • Dented or rusted cans
  • Bulk food
  • Baby formula
  • Sugar-sweetened drinks
  • Homemade foods
  • Bread of any kind
  • Perishable or refrigerated items: i.e. fresh fruits or vegetables, meat, fish, milk, butter

What do volunteers do at the pantry?

Volunteers can be involved in a variety of tasks to assist pantry operations including:

  • Volunteer to staff the Pantry on days a location is not serviced by Federal Work Study students.
  • Stocking and Inventory: track and shelve items where they belong in the pantry; sort through food items, evaluate, and discard expired food; disinfect and wipe down surfaces that are exposed to food.
  • Fundraising and Food Drive: assist Fundraising Coordinator with on and off campus food drives, help collect donations; assist with sending thank you letters to donors.

Where would I volunteer?

We have pantry locations on all three HGTC campuses (Conway, Georgetown and Grand Strand). You can choose which pantry location you would like to help based on your schedule and present work location.

Are volunteers required to volunteer for a certain amount of time or on a set schedule?

Ideally, we would like to have people volunteer regularly but we are also sensitive to people’s busy work and personal schedules. We can accommodate (and are appreciative) of any time you can give us – once a week, every other week or even once a month.

Do volunteers receive training?

Yes, once you let us know which campus pantry you would like to assist with, we will then connect you to that campus’ Pantry Coordinator who will provide an overview and training specific to that pantry location. Once you have completed the orientation you will have a better sense of what specific pantry tasks you would like to assist with.

What is the first step in volunteering?

The first step in getting involved is to email the HGTC Pantry and include your name and H number. You will then be required to complete either the HGTC Employee or Student Volunteer Application form. Once completed you will be contacted by one of our Pantry Coordinators to further discuss how we can best support your interest in being involved.

Conway Campus Pantry Location

Building 1100B, Room 328
  • Monday & Wednesday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday & Thursday 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Donation Locations
Bldg. 200 - Barnes & Noble 
Bldg. 300 - Lobby 
Bldg. 500 - Cosmetology 
Bldg. 1000 - Lobby (beside the snack machines) 
Bldg. 1100 - Admissions Office Bldg. 1100 - TECH Central

Grand Strand Campus Pantry Location

Bldg. 200, Room 1111
  • Monday & Wednesday 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Donation Locations
ICI - Main Entrance
Bldg. 200 - Admissions Office
Bldg. 600 - Conference Center Lobby
Bldg. 1000 - Speir Front Lobby

Georgetown Campus Pantry Location

Bldg. 100, Room 115 
Please send email to HGTC-Pantry@hgtc.edu noting request for pick-up at the Georgetown campus; include your name and H-number.
Donation Locations
Bldg. 100 - Canteen 
Bldg. 100 - Allied Health & Nursing Wing