Skip to page content
Return to Top

Food Pantry

Girl helping at the food pantry.

How it Works

How You Can Assist

Immediate needs

Please help us provide as balanced a diet as possible for our Tarleton community. There is a current shortage of the following items:

  • Chicken cans or pouches
  • Canned pasta
  • Protein bars
  • Granola Bars
  • Single-serve fruit cups
  • Nuts
  • Dried Fruit
  • Breakfast pastries/Pop Tarts
  • Snack packs (crackers, goldfish, etc.)

Food donations

Items can be dropped off at the Thompson Student Center Information Desk during building hours or at the Office of Diversity & Inclusion (TSC 21) during normal business hours. Items accepted include:

  • Tuna or chicken pouches
  • Peanut or almond butter
  • Single-serve fruits & vegetables
  • Dried fruit/raisins
  • Applesauce
  • Fruit strips
  • Popcorn
  • Nuts or crackers
  • Granola, protein, cereal bars
  • Microwavable pasta or rice
  • Oatmeal or dry cereal
  • Pudding cups
  • Packaged muffins
  • Microwavable soups and/or chili
  • Snack packs (Goldfish, graham crackers, etc.)

Keep in mind that donated food items should be residence hall friendly. At this time the Tarleton Food Pantry is not able to accept perishable or refrigerated items.

Monetary Donations

All monetary donations benefit the food pantry. Make an online donation today!
Donate Online Now


The Tarleton Food Pantry is always in search of great volunteers to help staff the area. Duties include accepting donations, taking inventory, and assisting clients (whenever required). Scheduling consists of 1-hour blocks on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays between 1 and 4 pm. A short training is required prior to volunteering. If interested, call (254) 968-9488 or email

Latest News

Food Pantry donation from Rec Sports

Campus Recreation Donation

In January 2016, Tarleton's Campus Recreation Department delivered a mountain of food donations to the Food Pantry after a successful drive involving intramural basketball teams. The Rec waived its $40 fee if teams provided 40 food items. A total of 57 teams signed up and participated in the drive.

DST Food Pantry Donation Food donation from DST 

About the Pantry

The Tarleton Food Pantry offers confidential and discreet service to the Stephenville campus community. The pantry provides a 2- to 3-day food supply per client per visit to anyone needing assistance without discrimination.


Thompson Student Center, Room 103A (to the left of the Information Desk near the Post Office)

Hours of Operation

  • Mondays from 1-4 pm
  • Wednesdays from 1-4 pm
  • Thursdays from 1-4 pm

Contact Us

Caleb Chapman, Co-Chair (254) 968-9062
Dr. Lora Helvie-Mason, Co-Chair (254) 968-9498
Erin Warner, Volunteer Coordinator (254) 968-1899
Karen Aho, Donations Coordinator (254) 968-1918

Community Resources

Additional food resources

Check out the following resources in the Stephenville and Tarleton communities that offer free (or almost free) meals and food assistance.

  • United Methodist Wesley Foundation: Mondays at noon
  • Texans for Christ: Tuesdays at noon
  • Baptist Student Ministries: Wednesdays at noon
  • St. Luke’s Episcopal Church: Thursdays 11 am to 1 pm
  • Harvey Baptist Church: Tuesdays at 7 pm
  • First Baptist Church: Wednesdays at 5 pm ($1)
  • Cowboy Church of Erath County: Wednesdays at 5:30
  • Westside Church of Christ: Wednesdays 6 to 7 pm
Food Pantries
  • St Luke’s Episcopal Church: Every other Tuesday noon to 3 pm
  • The Love Basket: Every Friday 9 to 11 am
  • HOPE: Monday through Friday 9 am to noon
  • The Pantry & More: Call (254) 592-9696