The SFA Food Pantry hosted a food drive Monday through Thursday of last week at their new location in the Dean of Students Office, Room 315 of the Rusk Building. All non-perishable items were accepted  

Students Rights and Responsibilities Director Nathan Hendrix said he believed around 1,800 cans were donated to the pantry. 

“The student center was a high traffic area and students seem to be more comfortable with the new location,” Hendrix said“Last year, we had 75 or so students come; this year we are 2 1/2 weeks in, and we have already had 40 students come by. The need is definitely there.” 

The purpose of the SFA Food Pantry is to assist in the reduction of food insecurity on campusDuring the 2020-2021 school year there were over 5,914 donations received, and 76 distributions made according to data provided by Student Affairs from the Jacks Give Back Program 

Hendrix said the pantry accepts anything that is non-perishable. 

“At this time, we can’t accept anything refrigerated, but one day we’d love to be able to get and distribute fresh food as well as hygiene products,” Hendrix said.  

The SFA Food Pantry accepts donations year-round. Commonly requested items are canned vegetables, boxed or packaged rice, rice and pasta sidesmacaroni and cheesespaghetti and pasta saucecereal and oatmealjuicecanned fruitpeanut butter and jellycanned or packaged beanscanned entreessoup and canned meat.  

The Pantry is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for donations or to offer assistanceStudents need to bring their SFA ID card to receive a box; those living off campus are eligible to receive two boxes each month, and students living on campus are eligible to receive one box each month. 

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