Lindsey Wilson College
210 Lindsey Wilson Street
Columbia, Kentucky 42728
800-264-0138 • 270-384-2126
The Creation: Bob's Basket was started in the spring of 2021 by a group of students studying food insecurity on campus. The pantry was so popular that it carried into the fall semester and became an official student resource in the spring of 2022.
Bob's Basket is an on-campus food and necessities pantry that makes food and hygiene items available to all Blue Raiders. The goal of the pantry is to supplement student needs when existing resources cannot, and to make necessities available and accessible on campus.
Monday - Friday
7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Bob's Basket is a self service shelf located in the Student Union Building, across from the blue raider cafe. The pantry is stocked three times a week with a variety of items, such as:
Breakfast items - cereal, oatmeal, pancake mix
Grab and go snacks - granola bars, applesauce, peanut butter
Canned goods - spaghetti, soup, vegetables, tuna
Microwave meals - mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, stir fry
Hygiene items - deodorant, toothbrushes, shampoo and conditioner, body wash
Bob's Basket seeks to service students over academic breaks by offering pre-made packages of food, called break bags, for students to take home with them. A typical break bag includes:
3 snack items
Bob's Basket can also fulfill individual student requests. Click here to access our anonymous item request.
Pantry operations are largely run by student volunteers, championing the idea of "raiders helping raiders".
Students can help by volunteering in the following areas:
Advertising and promotion
Campus and community outreach
Survey and data collection
Break Bag assembly
Call or message us on social media to get involved!