Our pantry is located on the 2nd floor of the
Student Services and Admissions Center in the MT One Stop,
adjacent to our Visitor's Parking lot.
Students can access the pantry:
Monday - Friday, 8am-4:30pm.
Currently enrolled students only, must bring valid MTSU ID to access pantry.
The Start of the Pantry
In Fall 2012, MT One Stop and the Student Government Association (SGA) started a student food pantry for MTSU students who were unsure where their next meal was going to come from. Due to an increasing number of hungry college students, it was important to address this need on our campus. As the need continues. we hope that we are able to address the needs of our student body through the food pantry.
MTSU joined the College and University Food Bank Alliance (CUFBA) in March 2017, which joins institutions with established food pantries or ones looking to start a food pantry. The items for our food pantry are stocked from food drives, individual and group donations, as well as monetary donations. The MTSU Student Food Pantry has grown tremendously over the years and with the increased growth and demand we have been able to serve students from a variety of circumstances and backgrounds.
Know a Student Who is Hungry?
If you know an MTSU student who is hungry and/or in between meals, please send them to the MT One Stop. Our coordinators will gladly assess the student’s need and help them find items from the pantry.
In conjunction with the food pantry, we are able to assist students that may have more long-term needs through our relationships with community partners. Often we are able to direct students to www.h3arc.com for community resources when we are not able to address their needs with on-campus resources. That information is found under Helpful Community Resources.
Interested in Donating to the Pantry? Online donating available, too!
What Items are Needed?
|Canned Fruit- needed||Macaroni & Cheese Boxes-needed||Instant Potatoes- needed||Pasta and rice side dishes & mixes- needed|
|Pasta/ Spaghetti Noodles- needed||Popcorn - Needed||Ravioli Microwaveable Cups-needed||Crackers in a sleeve-needed|
|Tomato Sauce/Spaghetti Sauce- needed||Canned/Boxed/Bottled Juices - needed||Instant Mashed Potatoes - needed
|Boxed Meals- needed||Ramen - Needed||Fruit Cups-needed||Soups (Microwave Cups)- needed|
||Canned Meats (especially canned chicken)-needed||Granola Bars (peanut and non-peanut) - needed||Rice (2 pound bag or less)- needed|
|Individual Muffin Packs- needed||Individual Cracker Packs- needed||Boxed Cereal- needed||Peanut Butter- well stocked|
|Applesauce- needed||Pudding Cups- needed||Drinks- needed||Bagged Cereal-needed|
*Please note: At this time, we do not accept candy, candy bars, gum, etc.*
Check out our wishlist for more donation options!
We have collected over 118,900 pounds of food so far and the pantry has been visited over 5,017 times by our students in need.
Keep those donations coming, and thank you!!!
Questions? Contact the MT One Stop at 615-898-2111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.