Mustangs Pantry

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The Mustangs Pantry is an emergency aid program at MSU Texas designed to improve lives and help supplement the needs of students experiencing food insecurity.

Open Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m.


The Mustangs Pantry is a free service open to all currently enrolled students at MSU Texas who are not on a residential meal plan. The Mustangs Pantry is located in the atrium in room 173 of the Clark Student Center and is open every Wednesday while classes are in session from 5-7 p.m. If a student experiencing food insecurity is unable to visit the Pantry due to a conflict with his/her class schedule, a service time can be arranged by visiting the Dean of Students Office. A valid MSU ID is necessary to access the Mustangs Pantry.

Students visiting the Mustangs Pantry can expect a simple, open-handed, and non-judgmental environment in which they can select limited items from a variety of non-perishable goods such as canned soups, meats, pasta, vegetables, fruits, and cereals as well as boxed and refrigerated selections. Personal hygiene products are also available.

The Mustangs Pantry is made possible thanks to the generosity of the MSU Texas and Wichita Falls community. The donation of food items, personal hygiene products, and tax-deductible financial contributions sustain the program. Any food items received which are not utilized by the Mustangs Pantry is donated to local non-profit organizations such as the Wichita Falls Area Food Bank or Faith Mission.

 

Make a Monetary Contribution

Individuals or organizations wishing to make a tax-deductible monetary contribution to the Mustangs Pantry are welcome to donate through the Office of University Development. 100% of funds received directly support the Mustangs Pantry. Thanks to the support of generous community members, any first-time MSU donors contributing to the Mustangs Pantry will have their gift matched, as long as funds are available.

 

DONATE NOW

To mail your donations, please use:

Office of University Development

Attn: Mustangs Pantry

3410 Taft Blvd

Wichita Falls, TX 76308

 

Donate Food and Personal Hygiene Items

Wish list of items needed for the Mustangs Pantry

Proteins
Canned Meat (tuna, chicken, SPAM)
Beans (baked, canned, dried)
Canned or Boxed Soup
Canned Stew, Chili
Peanut Butter
Nuts, Trail Mix
Fruits & Veggies
Canned Fruit, Fruit Cups
Canned Vegetables
Applesauce
Dried Fruit, Raisins
Spaghetti or Pasta Sauce
Instant Potatoes
Juice Boxes or Bottles
Non-Food Items
Hand Soap, Body Wash
Shampoo, Conditioner
Toothpaste, Toothbrushes
Deodorant
Razors, Shaving Cream
Honey
Tea

Feminine Hygiene Products
Toilet Paper, Tissues, Paper Towels
Laundry or Dish Detergent
Grains
Pasta & Noodles (canned, mix, dry)
Macaroni & Cheese
Rice (plain or mixes)
Oatmeal, Cereal
Crackers, Granola Bars
Pancake, Muffin, Bread Mix
Other Foods
Jelly or Jam
Instant Jell-O or Pudding
Instant Coffee
Dry or Powdered Milk
Allergy Free Items (gluten/nut)

Collection bins are located in multiple buildings on the MSU Texas campus, including the Clark Student Center next to room 173.

For organized or large item donations, food drive efforts, and other opportunities to support the Mustangs Pantry, please contact:

 

Cynthia Cummings

Special Events Coordinator

940-397-4424

cynthia.cummings@msutexas.edu


Canan Food Scholarship

Apply Today!

The Canan Food Security Program was designed and intended for MSU Texas students struggling with food insecurity.  Generally speaking, one is food insecure if there are multiple instances of disrupted eating patterns or reduced food intake due to the lack of a reliable food source.
The lack of nutrition and increased stress that accompany food insecurity present a significant barrier to achieving an education.  MSU Texas and its students are fortunate for the visionary gift that makes this program possible.
 
Upon receipt of an application, the following will occur:
1.  The financial aid status of the applicant is verified with the Office of Financial Aid.

2.  The applicant will be scheduled for an appointment for financial aid counseling/assessment. The goal is to ensure that all available non-loan aid is maximized.
WHILE STEPS 1 AND 2 OCCUR, THE APPLICANT MAY BE AWARDED AN INITIAL ALLOTMENT OF 10 MEALS. MEALS MAY BE EXTENDED FOR THE DURATION OF THE FINANCIAL AID COUNSELING.
3.  Upon completion of financial aid counseling, the university will award meals based on available information.

4.  Awarded meals are accessed in the Mesquite Dining Hall or Maverick's Corner with the recipient's Campus Card. Only one meal per meal period (breakfast, lunch, dinner) will be available.
Individuals or organizations wishing to make a tax-deductible monetary contribution to the Canan Food Security Program are welcome to donate through the Office of University Development. 100% of funds received directly support the Mustangs Pantry.

DONATE NOW

To mail your donations, please use:

Office of University Development

Attn: Mustangs Pantry

3410 Taft Blvd

Wichita Falls, TX 76308