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.

Support the Lion Pantry

Donate Funds

You can make an outright donation in the following ways:

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

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.

Contact Us

  • Performing Arts Center, Rm. 122
  • Commerce, TX 75428


11a.m. – 4p.m., Wednesday

Note: If you are in emergent need and unable to come during open hours, please email [email protected] to make other arrangements

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