SHSU Food Pantry

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Mission Statement

The purpose of the Food Pantry is to support students who struggle with food insecurity, to encourage an educational understanding of food insecurity, and to provide a space for students to volunteer and network with their peers.

Operational Structure

The Food Pantry is run by the Food Pantry@SHSU student organization and is supported by an Advisory Board comprised of the organization’s executive board as well as faculty and staff.


AB III Room 113


How to Request Food

  1. Open the “Students” tab in MySAM
  2. Under “Student Assistance”, click the “Food Pantry” link (
  3. Bring SAM ID and a bag to the Food Pantry on distribution day

Requests must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on the day before distribution. Distributions are usually held on the 2nd Thursday and 4th Monday of each month, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Supporting the Food Pantry

  • Volunteer with the Food Pantry to help collect donations
  • Organize a food drive for the pantry (“Adopt the Pantry”) 
  • Become a part of the Food Pantry @ SHSU student organization or Advisory Board

Donating to the Food Pantry

  • Donate food to an on-campus drop off location
  • Set up one-time or recurring tax-deductible payments through the SHSU Office of University Advancement online giving page.  Choose "Other" for the Gift Designation" and enter "Friends of the Food Pantry" in the Other text box.
  • Donate funds by check. Checks should be written out to “SHSU Food Pantry” and can be delivered to Academic Building IV, Room 202, or to
    • Food Pantry@SHSU c/o First-Year Experience
    • Sam Houston State University
    • Box 2335
    • Huntsville, TX 77341-2335

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