Cardinals Food Pantry

Cardinals Pantry

No student at Lamar University should ever go hungry.

Food insecurity is a problem that some LU students have to deal with from time to time.

To help prevent this issue, we've teamed up with our partners across campus to create the Cardinals Food Pantry, a free and anonymous food pantry especially for LU students.

Monday - Thursday, 9 am - 6 pm
Friday, 9 am - 3 pm

Location: Wesley Foundation at LU
Between Combs Hall and Brooks Shivers Dining Hall


The mission of the Cardinals Pantry is to help Lamar University students succeed in their pursuit of higher education by providing access to free, nutritious food and additional resources.


  • Wesley Foundation
  • Setzer Student Center
  • Office of the Dean of Students
  • Office of the Vice President for Student Engagement
  • Division of Global Diversity, Inclusion, and Intercultural Affairs
  • Chartwells at Lamar University


All currently enrolled students at Lamar University are eligible for this program.
Stop by the Wesley Foundation during our open hours.

We'll keep your information confidential, and we'll help you find the resources you need to succeed.

How Can I Help?

We need your help to make the Pantry a success! You can donate non-perishables to the Pantry year-round, organize a food drive with your student organization, or volunteer your time at the Pantry.

Here are some things we need to fill our shelves:

On-the-go snacks: nutritious, single-serve foods that don't require refrigeration or a microwave.
  • protein bars & cereal
  • tuna salad & cracker packages
  • beef or turkey jerky
  • mixed nuts, seeds, & granola
  • dried fruit & fruit leather
  • applesauce & fruit cups

Easy breakfasts & lunches: healthy, quick items that might require a microwave or minor prep.

  • instant mac and cheese
  • instant oatmeal cups
  • microwave popcorn
  • noodle cups or rice bowls
  • soup-in-a-cup
  • toaster pastries

Pantry staples: shelf-stable foods meant to be prepared at home.

  • pasta, rice, & grains
  • jarred sauces & gravy mixes
  • canned fruits & vegetables
  • canned chicken & tuna
  • cereal