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You can help others in need in a variety of ways.  Choose which method works best for you:


Donate Money

You can donate money for
the pantries through MC's Foundation
Just note on your contribution
that you want it to go to the food pantry.

Donate Goods

The food pantry is continually in need of snack foods as well as
non-perishable items that can be taken home.
Suggestions are listed below.


If you can help with the Mobile Market, volunteer.


Campus Pantry Needs

    Canned and Jarred Goods:  

  • Beans, vegetables, fruits, soups, spaghetti sauce, meats, tuna fish, salmon, Vienna sausages, apple sauce, fruit cocktail
  • Cooking oil, shortening sticks
  • Condiments, such as catsup, mustard, spices
  • Peanut butter, jams, jellies

    Dried Goods

  • Rice, beans, peas, soup mixes, spaghetti, pasta, parmesan cheese, bread crumbs
  • Instant scalloped and mashed potatoes
  • Flour, sugar, cake mix, muffin mix, pancakes mix, dried milk, boxes of cereal

    Baby Goods

  • Baby formula and baby food
  • Bottled and canned beverages

    Paper Goods:

  • Plates, cups, napkins
  • Paper toweles, tissues
  • Toilet paper

    Personal Hygiene Products:

  • Toothpaste, toothbrushes, dental floss
  • Shampoo (hotel samples are perfect)
  • Sanitary products
  • Soaps, deodorants


    Microwaveable, Ready to Eat Food:  

  • Individually packaged dinners, meat or vegetarian individual meal servings
  • Macaroni and cheese mixes, soups, oatmeal packets
  • Breads, rolls, bagels (not more than a day old), potatoes


  • Dried fruits, raisins, nuts in small packages
  • Fruit snacks, Pop Tarts, fruit cups, pudding
  • Crackers (small packets of cheese or peanut butter), granola bars, pretzels
  • Bags of assorted chips, pretzels, cheese balls, popcorn, etc.

    Fresh Fruits:  

  • Apples, oranges, bananas, grapes, pears, peaches, plums


    • Instant coffee, teabags, sugar, creamer, individual packets of hot chocolate
  • Juice boxes
  • Bottled water, canned beverages, juices

    Cleaning Products:

  • Laundry detergent, dish soap, cleansers
    • Paper and Plastic Shopping Bags

    Can Openers


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