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Mission

All information and services are confidential and discreet to all TAMIU students. Our mission is to help currently enrolled students focus on their studies without facing the burden of food insecurity. Dusty’s Food Pantry is willing to provide a temporary supplemental supply of nonperishable goods to students who submit online form.

 

How do you know if you’re facing food insecurity?

It's important to understand the difference between hunger and food insecurity, both terms are closely related but distinctive. Hunger is when one is having personal, physical sensation or discomfort, and food insecurity means the lack of available financial resources for food at the level of the household. Food insecurity involves the lack of having a nutritious meal to keep an energize day. The issue does not have a face but it can impact anyone at a given moment.

Online Form Required

A one-time online form is required for demographic and data purposes only. All services are confidential. After submission of the online form, you may stop by Student Center 226 to utilize the food pantry.

Online Form


 

Dusty's Food Pantry is Now a Member of CUFBA!

The College and University Food Bank Alliance (CUFBA) is dedicated to providing support, training and resources to campus-based food banks/pantries and other food insecurity initiatives that primarily serve students. To alleviate the barriers and challenges associated with food insecurity and hunger so that college and university students can remain in school, and ultimately, earn their degrees. For more information about CUFBA, visit the CUFBA official website.

 

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Spring 2018 Holiday Closures:

  • Dusty's Food Pantry will be closed on Monday, January 15, 2018 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
  • Dusty's Food Pantry will be closed for Spring Break on March 12-16, 2018.  Will reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, March 19, 2018.

Contact Number

(956)326-2265

Location

Student Center, Room 226 (second floor level in the Office of Student Conduct and Community Engagement)

On-Going Food Donations

Dusty’s Food Pantry is always accepting donations, which can be dropped off at STC 226.  Desired donated items include the following:

  • Breakfast bars
  • Cereal
  • Oatmeal
  • Canned tuna
  • Non-perishable goods
  • Salty snacks
  • Drinks
  • Rice
  • Beans
  • Pastas (microwavable or non-microwavable)
  • Travel size hygiene products
  • Can openers.

***Please ensure that all donations have not passed the "best by, "sell by" or expiration dates.***

 

Are you planning to host a food collection drive?

If your office or organization is planning to host a food collection drive, please notify us by calling (956)326-2265 and complete the donation request form.