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TLU Food Pantry

Over the years, food insecurity has been an increasing concern for students and their peers. While there have been locations across campus that provided food in an unofficial capacity, students wanted to establish a centralized location.

The Student Government Association adopted the food pantry as an initiative in May 2022, and the pantry officially opened inside Clifton Hall in September 2022.

During operating hours, the pantry averages at least 10 students and 60 pounds of food and supplies distributed per day. Since opening in September 2022, the pantry has provided 2,990 pounds of food to 673 student visitors.

Established pantries are a staple on many college campuses and having a well supported and well funded operation at TLU will strengthen and expand the student experience.

TLU Food Pantry Location & Hours

To access the pantry, please enter through the south entrance of Clifton Hall (across from Moody Science/Krost)

Spring Semester Hours:
Mondays from 3 - 7 PM
Tuesdays from 9 - 11 AM and 2 - 4 PM
Wednesdays from 12 - 4 PM
Thursdays from 9 - 11 AM and 2 - 4 PM
Fridays from 12 - 4 PM

During the academic year (late August through early May), the pantry is open on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. If students would like to visit the pantry outside of operating hours, they can email Administrative Assistant for Student Engagement, Ali Bratcher, to coordinate a more convenient time. There is no cost associated with receiving items from the pantry.

    Additional On-Campus Resources

    Swipe Out Hunger

    • This program gives each student with an A, B, or C meal five (5) bonus meals that students are able to donate for use by other TLU students needing a meal or experiencing food insecurity.

    Apply For Meals Through Swipe Out Hunger

    The Everyday App has replaced the Bite App on campus for ordering food To access the Everyday App use the following steps.

    • Step 1: Go to your app store and download the Everyday App
    • Step 2: Log in with your TLU email and set up a password
    • Step 3: Begin using the app for Tschoepe Café, Lucky’s, and Hein Dining Hall


    If you are interested in donating, please use this online giving option and designate your donation to the TLU Food Pantry. Currently, the pantry is most in need of nonperishable microwaveable meals and personal hygiene products like body soap or shampoo/conditioner. You can drop off these or any donations in the Student Engagement Office located in the Alumni Student Center next to the Post Office window.

    Most Needed Items:

    • Mac and Cheese Cups
    • Ramen Noodle Cups
    • Hygiene Products
    • Hot Pockets
    • Frozen Burritos
    • Pasta
    • Rice
    • Pre-Made Pasta
    • Crackers (Cheese, Peanut Butter, etc.)
    • Canned Meats (Tuna, Chicken, etc.)
    • Canned Ravioli
    • Soups

    Volunteer Information

    Any TLU student, faculty, and staff member is welcome to volunteer. Please visit the Food Panty page on MyTLU for sign-up dates, training videos, and more.

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