Redhawk Food Pantry/Career Closet Now Open in Textbook Rental

On Monday, March 20, the Redhawk Food Pantry opened in Kent Library Room 123 in the Textbook Rental area on the lower level of the library to serve members of the University community. The Redhawk Food Pantry provides non-perishable food items, hygiene products and school supplies to Southeast Missouri State University students and employees in need. It is the mission of Redhawk Food Pantry to provide supplemental support for members of the campus community who struggle with food insecurity. Additionally, the Redhawk Food Pantry encourages an educational understanding of food insecurity and provides a space for students to volunteer with their peers. The Pantry is made possible through the generous donations of many campus and Cape Girardeau community members who recently made donations during a campus food drive. In addition, the space also houses Career Services’ Career Closet making “hire attire” available to students seeking a new employment venture. A limited selection of men’s and women’s employment ready options are available, including blazers, shoes and neckties. As donations from faculty and staff continue, the Career Closet will be replenished with additional options. The Pantry is open from noon to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. The Pantry will remain open during the summer, as well, on a limited schedule. For more information on the pantry, please visit their website at or call (573) 651-2236. Questions may be directed to For more information on the Career Closet, contact Career Services at (573) 651-2583 or email