food pantry

MCC Cares Food Pantry

Please donate nutritional canned and other non-perishable food and personal hygiene items. Donations can be dropped off at the Student Life Office, College Center 213, or at bin locations throughout campus. Students in need can visit our pantry in College Center room 170B during its scheduled hours on Mondays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.. Donations are first come, first served.

Keep in mind that bigger is not always better. Single portion-sized packaging is preferred. 

Fruits & Vegetables

  • Canned soups – vegetarian
  • Canned fruits or vegetables
  • Canned or instant potatoes
  • Vegetable broth
  • Dried fruit
  • Fruit and vegetable juices


  • Dry cereal (boxed or bagged)
  • Dried oats or instant oatmeal
  • Cream of wheat, malt-o-meal, or grits
  • Dried pasta (spaghetti, macaroni noodles, etc)
  • Baking mixes (pancakes, cornbread, muffins, biscuits, Bisquick, etc)
  • Dried rice or seasoned rice mixes
  • Dried or instant quinoa

Meat, Poultry, Fish, Protein

  • Canned or packages salmon, chicken, or tuna
  • Jerky (beef, turkey, etc)
  • Canned or boxed beef or chicken broth


  • Boxed, evaporated or powdered milk

Fats, Oils, and Sweets

  • Jarred jellies, jams, or preserves
  • Oils for cooking (canola, vegetable, olive)
  • Jarred salad dressing
  • Syrup

Beans, Legumes, Nuts

  • Garbanzo bean/ chick peas
  • Dried/ Canned Lentils
  • Kidney or Black beans
  • Soy Products (shelf-stable tofu, canned soybeans, or soy milk)
  • Nuts (peanuts, almonds, walnuts, pistachios, cashew, etc.)
  • Peanut and other nut butters
  • Seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, sesame)

Personal Hygiene Items

  • Toothpaste
  • Tooth brushes
  • Deodorant
  • Toilet paper
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Sanitary Napkins
  • Tampons
  • Soap

For questions or to make a donation, contact the Student Life Office at ext. 2569 or stop by College Center Room 213.