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Idaho State University

Idaho State University mascot Benny the Bengal



Most active Idaho State University students, staff and faculty are eligible to access Benny’s Pantry. This includes College of Technology START students but excludes dual-enrolled high school students and spouses of students, staff, and faculty, who are not students or employees.


At the first visit, participants must sign the Acceptance of Free Food Waiver (available at the pantry). At each visit, they must bring a valid Bengal ID card. Pantry staff swipe the card and used to track the number of visits per month.

Participants can access Benny’s Pantry up to twice each calendar month. Food and personal care items are distributed based on household size. A household includes the participant, domestic partner or spouse, and dependent children. Roommates do not count towards household size. No income information is required.



  • Pond Student Union Building
  • Room 120A next to the Craft Shop

Idaho Falls

  • Bennion Student Union Building
  • Room 218


  • Skaggs Health Center
  • Room 508A

Hours of Operation


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

Idaho Falls

  • Tuesday 12:30-2:30 4:30-6:30
  • Wednesday 4:30-6:30
  • Thursday 12:30-2:30


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