Food Pantry

SOWELA's on-campus pantry was created for students, by the Office of Student Services. Tiger Love provides food assistance and other resources that enhance the community's overall wellbeing.

No Flying Tiger Goes Hungry

Students, faculty and staff can visit Tiger Love to access food and toiletry items in a free and confidential way. A current student or employee ID is required to receive items. We are located in the Student Success Center, Magnolia Building.

Fighting food insecurity for college students is a nationwide effort. According to U.S. News & World Report, high prices and changing demographics have helped create a cadre of college students faced with the prospect of going hungry. In an effort to fight back against food insecurity, SOWELA developed Tiger Love.


Monetary Donations

Please visit our Give page.

Donate Food Items

Current needs include:

  • Cereal
  • Individual Packets of Oatmeal
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Tuna/Canned Meats
  • Canned Pasta/Prepared Meals
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Pasta/Mac & Cheese
  • Rice (Small bags/Boxes)
  • Canned Goods (Soup, Beans, Fruit, Vegetables)
  • Potatoes (Instant, Canned Potatoes, Yams)
  • Condiments (Salad Dressing, Mayonnaise, etc.)
  • Snacks (Granola Bars, Dried Fruit, Crackers, Jello, Pudding, etc.)
  • Beverages (Condensed Milk, Juice, etc.)
  • Paper Products (Toilet Paper, Napkins, Paper Towels, etc.)
  • Personal Care Items (Toothpaste, Deodorant, Shampoo, Soap, etc.)


(337) 421-6565x4633

Food Pantry Pick-Up

Students currently attending classes seeking assistance, complete the Food Pantry Form (opens new window) to receive a Tiger Love food gift. If you need hygiene or personal care products, please specify on the form or request your products at the time of pick up.

Once your request form is received, the Office of Student Services will email or call you to set up a pickup time.

A few reminders/tips for receiving services:

  • Students must complete the form and receive notification from Student Services to pick up items.
  • Students must have a current SOWELA student ID and sign in to the kiosk upon arrival.
  • Bags are issued monthly from the last date of pickup.

A new form must be completed for each request. Students currently enrolled and attending classes will be assisted while our supplies last.

Be safe and stay well,
Office of Student Services

3820 Senator J. Bennett Johnston Avenue
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70615
(337) 421-6565
(800) 256-0483

Mon-Thu: 7:45 AM to 4:15 PM
Friday: 7:45 AM to 12:00 PM
(337) 421-6550

SOWELA Technical Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person(s) have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies:

Title IX Officer

Candy Parker

(337) 421-6510 or (800) 256-0483

3820 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave. Lake Charles, LA 70615

ADA Officer

Maegan Lewis

(337) 421-6952 or (800) 256-0483

3850 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave. Lake Charles, LA 70615

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