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OUR OFFICE WILL BE WORKING 100% REMOTELY/ VIRTUALLY. WE ARE ONLY ACCEPTING CALLS, EMAILS, OR PRIOR SCHEDULE APPOINTMENTS TO ASSIST STUDENTS, FACULTY, STAFF, AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

YOU MAY CONTACT US AT 956.326.2265 OR AT SCCE@TAMIU.EDU 


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Mission

Our mission is to help currently enrolled students focus on their studies without having to face the burden of food insecurity. Dusty’s Food Pantry is willing to provide a temporary supplemental supply of non-perishable goods to students who submit the required online form.

Dusty's Food Pantry is an imperative part of our University's endless efforts to ensure students' success and managed by the Office of Student Conduct and Community Engagement.

 Dusty's Food Pantry Celebrates Its One Year Anniversary!

 

 

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 energized day. The issue does not have a face but it can impact anyone at any given moment.

Online Form Required

Starting Fall 2018 Semester, students that wish to use of the food pantry, will be required to submit one online form per semester. Dusty’s Food Pantry is committed to the confidentiality of each of our students that may be facing food insecurity. The following form is solely to keep accurate data collection of the demographics of our students as well as the performance of the food pantry. The information provided will be kept confidential and used only for statistics in our annual report.

 

Dusty's Food Pantry 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.

 

Location 

Dusty's Food Pantry is temporarily relocated to the University Village Club House.

Hours of Operation 

Monday - Friday 

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

 

Contact Number

Please call Housing and Residence Life at 956.326.3210 before to schedule your appointment. 

 

On-Going Wish List

Dusty’s Food Pantry is always accepting donations, which can be dropped off at Student Center 226 during business hours. Wish list includes the following:

  • Breakfast bars
  • Cereal
  • Oatmeal
  • Canned tuna
  • Canned chicken
  • Salty snacks
  • Drinks & Bottled Water
  • Rice
  • Beans
  • Pastas (microwavable or non-microwavable)
  • Personal hygiene products
  • Can openers

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

 *These donations are in exchange for service hours.

 

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.