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.
- 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.
Granola bars, pretzels, popcorn, crackers, etc.
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
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.