Food Pantry :: Welcome

Why We Offer a Pantry

Many students come to campus with limited resources and little experience managing their needs. Hunger makes it difficult to study, sleep or engage in academics and social activities at the same level as peers. The Lion Food Pantry is equipped to provide you with a variety of food and personal care items to help you meet your full potential.

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Close up of food cans.


How to Use the Lion Pantry

The Lion Pantry is open for walk-ins every Wednesday from 11a.m.-4p.m.

You are not required to pre-register or schedule an appointment unless you need emergency assistance outside of our regular hours. If you need to schedule an emergency appointment, please email [email protected].

Please bring your student ID.

The Lion Food Pantry serves as a temporary, judgment-free space for students facing hard times, such as running short of money for the month or facing emergency situations. If you find yourself needing more long-term assistance, you are encouraged to take advantage of the services offered by the Student Advocacy and Support Team.

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FoodPantry :: Giving

Support the Lion Pantry

Donate Funds

You can make an outright donation in the following ways:

Credit Card or Electronic Check

Make a gift with a credit card or electronic check by phone at 903.468.8187 or online. You may choose a one-time or recurring gift.


When you make gifts by cash or check, simply include a note or use the check’s field memo to express your wishes to designate your gift to The Lion Food Pantry.

Please make checks payable to:
Texas A&M University-Commerce Foundation

Please mail checks to:
Texas A&M University-Commerce Foundation
P.O. Box 3425
Commerce, TX 75429-3425

Donate Items

Items Needed

We seek donations of perishable and non-perishable food items as well as personal care items and small household items. Those who wish to donate to the Lion pantry can drop off items during open hours or contact [email protected].

You may also shop from our Amazon Wishlist.

  • Canned fruits like peaches, pineapple, pears (not fruit cocktail)
  • Rice
  • Spaghetti
  • Pasta
  • Canned soups
  • Pop-Tarts
  • Granola bars
  • Crackers (Ritz, Wheat Thins, etc.)
  • Boxed regular/almond/soy milk
  • Ramen noodles
  • Cereal
  • Pasta sauce
  • Frozen meals
  • Microwave popcorn — individual packets
  • Condiments — ketchup, mayo, mustard, pickles, BBQ sauce, etc.


If you are in need of volunteer hours or just want to help out in your community, please consider signing up for some shifts throughout the semester for pantry organization (Tuesday afternoons) or food distribution (Wednesdays)

No experience is required and we will provide you with a short training.

Sign up on MyLeo in the Volunteer Opportunities app or through GivePulse. Please sign in using your CWID.

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Food Pantry :: Meet The Staff

Meet our Staff

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Lion Food Pantry :: Contact

Contact Us

  • 2501 W Halls
  • Commerce, TX 75428


11a.m. – 4p.m., Wednesday

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