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Food Pantry

Girl helping at the food pantry.

How it Works

we've moved!

The Tarleton Food Pantry has moved to a new location to better serve our community. The pantry is now in Room 12 on the lower level of the Thompson Student Center (across from the Student Success office). This move allows access to the Food Pantry anytime the student center is open! Please take note of the following as we continue the transition to our new space:

  • Card swipe access is required and will allow for easy, discreet shopping any time the Student Center is open!
  • Access to the food pantry can be requested through our online request form. Don't worry! The only information we need is your ID number. Once the move is complete, your Texan Card ID can be used to enter the pantry.

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!
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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

About the Pantry

The Tarleton Food Pantry offers confidential and discreet service to Tarleton's Stephenville campus. The food pantry is available anytime the Thompson Student Center is open by swiping your Texan Card ID. Get your ID linked by submiting an access request form (all we need is your UID number).

Request food pantry access


Thompson Student Center, Room 12 (lower level just across the hall from the Student Success office)

Hours of Operation

  • Monday-Friday 7 am to 11 pm
  • Saturday 9 am to 9 pm
  • Sunday 9 am to 11 pm

Contact Us

Caleb Chapman, Co-Chair (254) 968-9062
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 9 am to noon
  • The Love Basket: Every Friday 9 to 11 am
  • HOPE: Monday through Friday 9 am to noon
  • The Pantry & More: Call (254) 592-9696