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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.

 

 

Online Form Required

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

Service Pickup

To prioritize the safety of our community, students are now required to submit a Food Pantry Order online for Service Pickup. Staff workers pack orders placed online and get them ready for pickup on the designated days.

Service Pickup Form 

 

Location 

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

Hours of Operation 

Office of Student Conduct and Community Enagement

Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00  p.m.

Housing and Residence Life

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

Contact Number

If you ave 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. 
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.

 Donate to Dusty's Food Pantry

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.

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.