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Redhawk Food Pantry

 
Redhawk Food Pantry with Redhawk
Redhawk Food Pantry directions for use.

Due to the Covid-19, we have adjusted the method of how we distribute and how guests request foods and other items from the Redhawk Food Pantry.

  • Only ONE person will be allowed inside the Food Pantry.
  • Hand sanitizer is available for those entering the room.
  • The Redhawk Food pantry is available for all current SEMO students and staff.
  • A SEMO ID will be required to utilize the Redhawk Food Pantry.
  • Redhawk Food Pantry guests can use the pantry once a month.
  • Availability and selection of items are subject to change without notice.

Mission and Overview

Established in 2017, the Redhawk Food Pantry provides food, hygiene products, and school supplies to Southeast Missouri State University students and employees in need. The mission of the Redhawk Food Pantry is to provide supplemental support to members of the campus community who struggle with food insecurity. As a supplemental service, the Redhawk Food Pantry does not supply all the food someone or a family will need for one month, instead it is meant to supplement your existing access to food, hygiene products, and school supplies. Additionally, the Redhawk Food Pantry encourages an educational understanding of food insecurity and provides a space for students to volunteer with their peers.

Nationally 20% of college students report having a “food insecurity” while in college (National College and University Food Bank Association). A fall 2016 student survey conducted by Southeast Student Government indicated that 15% of students reported an inadequate food supply at least four times during the fall semester.

The Redhawk Food Pantry is supported entirely by donations from the campus community, registered student organizations, Southeast Missouri State University academic departments and offices, and local community members.

Accessing the pantry is completely confidential.

 

Contact

573.651.2236
redhawkpantry@semo.edu
Kent Library 123

Redhawk Food Pantry
One University Plaza, MS 2020
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
Hours of Operation: (Fall/Spring)
Monday-Friday: Noon-4pm
Summer Hours:
Monday-Friday Noon-3pm

We are located inside Textbook Rental (lower level of Kent Library Room 123).