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Our pantry is located on the 2nd floor of the
Student Services and Admissions Center in the MT One Stop,
adjacent to our Visitor's Parking lot.


The Start of the Pantry

In Fall 2012, MT One Stop and the Student Government Association (SGA) started a student food pantry for MTSU students who were unsure where their next meal was going to come from. Due to an increasing number of hungry college students, it was important to address this need on our campus. As the need continues. we hope that we are able to address the needs of our student body through the food pantry.

MTSU joined the College and University Food Bank Alliance (CUFBA) in March 2017, which joins institutions with established food pantries or ones looking to start a food pantry. The items for our food pantry are stocked from food drives, individual and group donations, as well as monetary donations. The MTSU Student Food Pantry has grown tremendously over the years and with the increased growth and demand we have been able to serve students from a variety of circumstances and backgrounds.

Know a Student Who is Hungry?

If you know an MTSU student who is hungry and/or in between meals, please send them to the MT One Stop. Our coordinators will gladly assess the student’s need and help them find items from the pantry.

In conjunction with the food pantry, we are able to assist students that may have more long-term needs through our relationships with community partners. Often we are able to direct students to for community resources when we are not able to address their needs with on-campus resources. That information is found under Helpful Community Resources.

Interested in Donating to the Pantry? Online donating available, too!

We all know students that are going hungry. Please help us stock the food pantry with some of the items listed below to help feed MTSU students! All donations can be brought to the MT One Stop, located in the Student Services and Admissions Center, Room 210. The MT One Stop is open Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm. We encourage student groups, offices, residence halls, etc. to get together and collect items to donate. You can also donate online using the link in the LEFT navigation panel. Please be mindful of expiration dates and packaging as we cannot hand out expired or open food.

What Items are Needed?

We will keep this site updated to reflect needs. As we run low on a particular item, we will highlight them, but will gladly accept donations outside of the current "high need". We will also include which items we currently have well stocked. Please keep in mind that donations should include non-perishable items that can be easily prepared or eaten as packaged.
We also accept small personal care and some household (paper towels, toilet paper, laundry detergent, etc.) items (high need).

The Pantry is in great need of single meals, cereal, and peanut butter at this time. 
Cereal - Needed Shelf Stable Milk - Needed Canned Beans - Needed Canned Vegetables - Needed
Dried Fruit - Needed Juice (individual) - Needed Single  Microwavable Meals - Needed Jelly/ Jam (small) - Needed
Peanut Butter (small)- Needed Syrup (small) - Needed Pasta/ Rice Sides - Needed Cookie/ Cracker Snack Packs - Needed
Muffin Mix - Needed Grits/Cream of Wheat - Needed Pancake / Muffin Mix - Needed Canned Meat - Needed

*Please note: We do NOT accept candy, candy bars, gum, over the counter medication, opened/used food*

Check out our wishlist for more donation options!

We have collected over 184,265 pounds of food so far and the pantry has been visited over 10,179 times by our students in need.

Keep those donations coming, and thank you!!! 

Questions?  Contact the MT One Stop at 615-898-2111 or

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