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.
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.
Janessa Estrada, President
Andrea James, Vice President
Greg Davila, Secretary
Kyler Kelley, Historian
Lorena Mena, Treasurer
Kathleen Gilbert, Advisor
Dr. Lee Courtney, Professor of English
Judy Dohrman, Accountant, Financial Aid
Katie Fletcher, TRiO SSS Assistant Director
Dr. Lydia Fox, McNair Scholars Program Director
Dr. Martin Malandro, Associate Professor of Mathematics
Kelly Stuckey, TRiO SSS Project Director
Dr. Melissa Tackett-Gibson, Director of Internships and Clinical Assistant Professor of Sociology
Candice Wilson, First-Year Experience Program Coordinator, Chair
How to Request Food
- Open the “Students” tab in MySAM
- Under “Student Assistance”, click the “Food Pantry” link
- 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.
Academic Building 3, Room 113
Enter through the doors closest to the Farrington Building
If traveling north: Take Sam Houston Avenue to Bowers Blvd and turn right at the light. Take the second left; the Food Pantry is the building on the right. Use the entrance farthest from the street.
If traveling south: Take Sam Houston Avenue to Bowers Blvd and turn left at the light. Take the second left; the Food Pantry is the building on the right. Use the entrance farthest from the street.
If traveling east: Continue on 20th Street until it becomes Bowers Blvd; continue straight at the Sam Houston Avenue intersection. Take the second left; the Food Pantry is the building on the right. Use the entrance farthest from the street.