Office Spotlight: Food for Thought Pantry

Is your family or your student facing food insecurity? At Florida State University, we are very fortunate to have several resources on our campus that support students facing financial instability. Did you know that the Department of Student Support and Transitions runs a food pantry for currently enrolled students who are facing food insecurity? Located in University Center A, Suite 4148, the Food for Thought Pantry, a partnership with Second Harvest of the Big Bend, provides food and other items to students to make sure that their shelves and freezers stay stocked.

How it works:

  • A visit to the Food for Thought Pantry is simple. You walk into the Pantry and immediately visit the front desk. There, you will check in with the receptionist and verify that you are an enrolled FSU student. After you’re done checking in, you just pick up a bag and essentially shop like you are in a grocery store. The Pantry has a wide variety of foods to choose from, and it changes consistently based on donations. The Pantry also has toiletries and other items that you may need!
  • On select items, the Pantry will have a limit on how many of that item students can take. Other than that, you can take what you need!

Because the Food for Thought Pantry is free to students who are struggling financially, donations of non-perishable food items are much appreciated, as are cash or gift card donations. To donate to the Food for Thought Pantry, click here: 

The Pantry has also provided a wish list of items, including:

  • Canned tuna
  • Other canned meats
  • Pasta
  • Pasta sauce
  • Granola bars
  • Dry cereal
  • Shelf-stable milk (boxed or canned)
  • Almond milk
  • Peanut butter
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Rice
  • Dried beans
  • Canned diced tomatoes
  • Instant mashed potatoes
  • Spices (salt, pepper, onion, garlic, basil, organo, etc.)

For more information, contact the Department of Student Support and Transitions at (850) 644-2428.