Support the Food Pantry

Become a Member

Requirements for Membership:

Membership is open to any SHSU student, faculty, or staff member and is free of charge.

The Food Pantry membership positions are five officer positions and four committee chair positions.

To be eligible for membership and to vote, you must have attended two organization meetings and volunteered at least 5 hours with the Food Pantry. Anyone can volunteer; these requirements are for anyone who wants to be a voting member. Currently, the following positions need to be filled: Treasurer, Donor Relations Chair, Operations and Events Chair, Recruitment Chair, and Public Relations Chair.

Advisory Board

Advisory Board members mentor the student executive board, help to organize resources and support for the Food Pantry, plan Food Pantry events, and interface with the campus community, alumni, and off-campus supporters. If you are interested in joining the Food Pantry Advisory Board, please email Candice Wilson,


Individuals: Sign up to volunteer with the Food Pantry at Use these instructions to register and select specific volunteer opportunities.

Groups and Student Organizations: Adopt the Pantry

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.



Donate food to an on-campus drop off location

Want your office to be a drop off location? Email us for donation sign to place on your box!


  • 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 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

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