Support the Food Pantry


For Individuals and Student Organizations

SHSU Volunteer Interest Form

Are you interested in a meaningful volunteer opportunity that benefits your fellow Bearkats?  Volunteering with the SHSU Food Pantry is an excellent way to serve your SHSU community while getting the volunteer hours your organization needs.  Our greatest need is food donations, so we invite you to “Adopt the Pantry.”  Simply pick one of our distribution days for the semester and commit to organizing a food drive that will feed the students who will be served at the pantry on that distribution day.

Collect enough food to provide the following for a set number of students on a specific distribution day:

  • 3 grains
  • 4 proteins
  • 4 soups
  • 3 fruit
  • 4 vegetables
  • 1 beverage
  • 1 condiment/sauce

In addition to collecting the food, “Adopt the Pantry” includes bringing the food to the pantry.  Groups have the option of labeling and inventorying the food for additional service hours.

For student organizations: Any documentation that the Food Pantry needs to sign that lists how many service hours that an organization should receive for a food drive must come directly from the organization’s advisor.



Hours: 9-3 M-Thurs.

1108 17th Street
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX 77341-2335


  • 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 money order or cashier’s check. Checks should be written out to “SHSU Food Pantry” and can be delivered to:

    1108 17th Street
    Sam Houston State University
    Huntsville, TX 77341-2335

All personal checks that we receive will be cashed to the Friends of the Food Pantry Account through the SHSU Office of Advancement.