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Dusty's Food Pantry Form

If you are a TAMIU student  and would like to use the Dusty's Food Pantry, please fill out the form every academic year. 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 for statistical purposes and will be kept confidential as required by University rules or law.

 

Dusty's Food Pantry Yearly Registration Form  

 

using the pantry

 

 Students have the following options to use the food pantry:

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Option 1

Students may walk in to use the pantry by setting up an appointment. The student will choose their own items to take from the pantry. Set an appointment here:

In-Person Use

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Option 2

If a student is unable to use the pantry in person, they may also request a service pickup. Our staff will prepare your items, which will be available for pickup at Student Center 226.

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Option 3

Curbside Pickup is also available for students that do not wish to use the pantry in person.Our staff will prepare your items, which will be available for pickup in front of the Student Center.

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Option 4

In-Person Use at the University Village is available for students to walk in. The student will choose their own items to take from the pantry at the University Village. Set an appointment here:

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 In an effort to reduce waste, Dusty's Food Pantry will provide each student with one reusable grocery bag that they will be responsible to bring back.

 

 

Dusty's Food Pantry is located in Student Center 226 and at the University Village.

Office of Student Conduct and Community Engagement 

Monday - Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00  p.m.

Housing and Residence Life

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

If you have any questions, please call the Office of Student Conduct and Community Engagement at 956.326.2265 or Housing and Residence Life at 956.326.3210.

HOW TO GIVE

If you are looking to donate to the Dusty's Food Pantry and need service hours, we got you covered! Every month we have a list of different items that we need and post them as a Trailblazers event. We give a maximum of 10 hours per donation per student per month.

Monthly Walk-In Donations

If you are looking to give to the Dusty's Food Pantry we thank you for your generosity! Please use the button below to donate to Dusty's Food Pantry.

 

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GENERAL INFORMATIOn

Mission

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.

History

No student should go hungry. There is a perception that if a student can afford to go to college, they can also afford food. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Dusty’s Food Pantry was created on October 2017 with the help of the Division of Student Success to tackle the problem of food insecurity that is happening around the nation and in our campus.

Vision

Hunger-free students achieving success.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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.

In the Dusty's Food Pantry you will find breakfast items, pasta, noodles, beans, rice, canned vegetables, canned proteins, bottled water, among other food items. However, we don't just carry food! We also carry personal care products including feminine, dental, and other hygiene items!

We always welcome donations to the pantry. You can call us at 956.326.2265 or send us an email at scce@tamiu.edu for more information on the needed items for the month.

Yes! Every month we upload the needed items to our Trailblazers event, you can find it here. We give a maximum of 10 community service hours per donation per month.

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.