The Food Pantry is supported by donations. Community members, employees and student organizations all give time, food donations, and funds to help fellow Redhawks. If you would like to contribute food items or make a monetary donation, or if you’d like to volunteer your time, we are excited to have your support.

If you have a small food donation, simply bring the items to the Redhawk Food Pantry anytime during our scheduled hours of operation.  

For larger donations, please email us to arrange a drop-off time or the pantry can work to arrange a pickup. We are happy to work with you for picking up supplies in the Cape Girardeau/Jackson area. 

Items Needed 

  • Canned Food 
    Soups, chili meats (tuna/chicken), fruits, vegetables, etc. 
  • Dry Goods 
    Cereals, boxed meals, pasta, macaroni and cheese, rice, non-fat dry milk, coffee, tea, etc. 
  • Cooking Supplies 
    Flour, spices, oil, etc. 
  • Snacks 
    Granola bars, pretzels, popcorn, crackers, etc. 
  • Condiments 
    Peanut butter, jelly, spaghetti sauce, ketchup, mustard, etc. 
  • Other Supplies 
    Reusable shopping bags, soap, deodorant, toothbrushes, shampoo, feminine products, school supplies.

Monetary donations can also be made by check or online. If paying by check, write 'Redhawk Pantry' in the memo line. 

The Redhawk Pantry mailing address is: 

Redhawk Food Pantry 
One University Plaza, MS 2020 
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 
Donate Online 

If your organization is interested in hosting a food or school supply drive to benefit Redhawk Food Pantry, please give us a call or send us an email at

Supporting the Redhawk Food Pantry just got easier!

Not sure what to donate? Want to donate at the convenience of your home?

We now have a Gift Registry with  

  • Enter "SEMO-Redhawk Food Pantry"
  • Select Gift List
  • Click Search
  • Select "SEMO-Redhawk Food Pantry" listed under the registrant

Rather buy local? That's okay too! You can use the gift list as a reference of what items are most needed. Please give us a call if you have any questions. 

Get Involved

The pantry always needs volunteers, please submit your application below. Once we receive your application, we will inform you about the days and times we will need volunteers and also about upcoming events for which we will need a few extra hands. Volunteers are responsible for greeting pantry clients, receiving donations, and stocking shelves.

Kent Library 123
(Inside Textbook Rental)
Mailing Address
One University Plaza, MS 2020
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701