Huskies Food Pantry

Ways to Give


Make a Financial Gift

Funds are managed through the St. Cloud State University Foundation.

Fund information:

You will need this information when setting up your 1-time contribution or payroll deduction below.

  • Fund Name: Huskies Food Pantry
  • Fund #: 340-100-28100

Make a 1-time contribution:

Payroll deduction (available for St. Cloud State faculty, staff and administrators):

Become a Business Sponsor 

Our community business sponsors provide the Food Pantry with free bulk foods, supplies, or services. Sponsor logos are displayed in our lobby and sponsoring organizations receive mentions on our social media accounts during the year.

Host a Food & Item Drive

Please let us know if you are hosting a drive so that we can help publicize it on our social media accounts. Contact the Food Pantry for our Toolkit, current needs, and potential templates to use

Donate Goods

Food items and other goods

IN addition to our usual "staples", current donation needs include culturally desired foods (i.e. Halal; Indian; African; Asian; etc.) and toiletries. For culturally desired foods you can find locally at Thao Market, Stop & Go, Mogadishu Market, and  Viet Tin (to name a few). For many other items, you can find them at low cost at Dollar Tree, Gopher Bargain Center, Walmart, Target, or online. See below for specific examples:

  • flour (5 lb. bags or less)
  • sugar (5 lb. bags or less)
  • rice (basmati, white, jasmine, brown)
  • red, yellow, green lentils (daal)
  • black, red, white beans
  • chickpeas
  • cereal (bags/boxes)
  • commercially made bread, or tortillas
  • shelf stable Halal items
  • canned meats (chicken, salmon, sardines in flavored sauces)
  • canned fruits (in natural juice)
  • spices/sauces: red, green, yellow curry in small cans; stir fry mixes in packets; powdered curry, cumin, turmeric, chili, cardamom, onion, garlic, soy/oyster/fish sauces.
  • oil: vegetable, canola and olive (12-32 oz. sizes)
  • coconut cream powder or small cans coconut milk
  • spicy ramens, noodles w/broth (Samyang, etc.)
  • Wai Wai noodles; Indo Mei; Maggie noodles, etc.
  • shelf-stable milk (8-32 oz.)
  • mushrooms (small cans/jars)
  • shelf-stable milk (8-32 oz.)
  • peanut butter
  • protein drinks
  • fresh (whole) fruits and vegetables (solid types-no berries or things that need refrigeration after 1-2 days. We use within the 3 days/wk. we are open)
  • dish soap
  • bandaids
  • toothpaste and tooth brushes
  • small hand sanitizer
  • laundry detergent pods
  • baby wipes
  • body cleansing wipes
  • toilet paper
  • shampoo/conditioner
  • body wash in small sizes
  • deodorant
  • tampons
  • menstrual pads & liners
  • shaving razors

All donations can be brought to the Huskies Food Pantry's location, Hill Hall Room 190. Or order online and ship directly to the pantry! Just email us what you are sending so we can log your name and donation. 


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