The Nest - Student Food Bank

What is the NEST?

The overall mission of the NEST to provide Fairmont State students in need with essential resources such as food and hygiene products. The NEST is located on the second floor of the Falcon Center (also known as Main Street), and is situated next to the Student Government Association Office which is closest to the entrance near the Morrow and Prichard Hall cul-de-sac.

What is available in the NEST?

The NEST carries canned foods, boxed meals, and grab n' go snack items for students to take home. Additionally, the NEST receives fresh food donations from the Community Garden, which are kept fresh in our mini-fridge, baby food products and formula, and hygiene products such as toothpaste, feminine hygiene products, and diapers.

Who can use the NEST?

All Fairmont State and Pierpont students, however, students with meal plans are not eligible for food items but may receive hygiene products. Institutional ID cards are required to receive items.

Nest Hours of Operation

  • Monday and Wednesday: 10:00am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday and Thursday: 10:00am - 4:00 pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm


All food donations may be brought to the NEST during operation hours. For special delivery times or if you want to benefit the nest and are unsure of what to provide, please contact the Student Body President or the Advisor for help. All monetary donations should be directed to the Advisor Meagan Gibson (304) 333-3665, located in TC 222 in the Career Development Center.


If we are closed, don’t skip a meal.

Consider visiting these local food banks and resource locations.

Mannington Food Pantry: 304-592-3345


Soup Opera: 304-367-1098

Downtown Fairmont

North Central Community Action: 304-363-6712


Shepherd’s Love Food Pantry: 304-278-7561

Rivesville (United Methodist Church)

United Way

Marion County: 304-366-4550

Monongalia and Preston Counties: 304-296-7525

Harrison, Doddridge, and Taylor Counties: 304-624-6337

Connecting Link

Marion County: 304-363-4882

Monongalia County: 304-296-3300

Harrison County: 304-623-6681