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Food for Thought Pantry

Important Notice

During the Fall 2020 term, the Food for Thought Pantry will be open from 12:00 pm until 5:00 pm Monday through Friday by appointment only. Students can review relevant policies and sign up for an appointment slot for Monday November 23, Tuesday November 24, and the week of November 30 via this form: https://forms.gle/kUiqboLT2hmUpJ2Y8 

As a reminder, Florida State University and the Food for Thought Pantry are closed Wednesday November 25 through Friday November 27 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. We will reopen at 8:00 am on November 30, 2020. 

The Food for Thought Pantry is in University Center A and will be administering bags of food from the Pantry suite in Room A4148 on the fourth floor. Students are asked to restrict their visits to their appointment times and can expect to present their current FSUCard. Detailed information about how to enter the building and associated expectations can be found in the sign up form.  Please review all policies before submitting. 

In accordance with University Guidelines, students must wear face coverings at all times while inside indoor facilities on campus. Information about University Guidelines surrounding face coverings can be found here: https://studentaffairs.fsu.edu/virtualfsu/student-life/university-guidelines 

Community partners expect to remain open for the foreseeable future. Students can reference this list of pantry referrals compiled by Second Harvest: List of Local Pantries.

Please note: Utilization policies are liable to change as we receive new information. We will continue to issue announcements as we receive updates. Pantry staff are monitoring utilization rates and will increase the number of appointment slots as needed.  


The Department of Student Support and Transitions runs a food pantry for students who are in need of food. The food pantry is located in University Center A, Suite 4148.

Students are required to show their current FSUCard and to sign a waiver form. Due to limited resources, students are requested to take only one bag of food at a time, but may visit the food pantry as often as necessary.

Donations of non-perishable food items are much appreciated, as are cash or gift card donations. For more information, contact the Department of Student Support and Transitions at 644.2428!

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Wish List

  • 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, oregano, etc.)