Food Pantry

Did you know that TWU has a food pantry for students?

Location: OMB 406

Hours: Weekdays, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.*

*We are generally open weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., but it is best to call the TWU Social Work Practice Center at 940-898-2071 before dropping by.

The pantry is a project of the TWU Division of Social Work within the College of Arts and Sciences. It is managed by The Student Association for Social Work (SASW). If you have questions or would like more information, you also may contact SASW via email at

About the food pantry

  • The primary objective of the pantry is to meet the immediate food needs of students on campus.
  • Based on student need, the second objective of the pantry is to meet the short-term food needs of students.
  • The final objective of the pantry is to meet the emergency non-food needs of students.
  • The pantry serves approximately 25 - 30 students per month.
  • In order to maintain students’ confidentiality and dignity, accessing the food pantry does not require application or approval. It is available to any student with a need.

How can I make a donation?

Please bring your donations to Old Main Building, Suite 406 on weekdays between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. It is best to call 940-898-2071 to ensure the office will be open when you drop off your donation.

Food pantry items are needed all year long. As mentioned above, we serve 25 - 30 students per month and supplies can become limited. Consider hosting a food drive to benefit the food pantry. As a TWU community, let’s help our students by supplying food items and necessities for daily living.

Minerva’s Market

Minerva's Market, a free on-campus food pantry, provides free food to TWU students as a premier college partner with the Tarrant Area Food Bank. It's intended to help fill the gap for students experiencing food insecurity and not be the sole source of a student’s entire food needs. Minerva’s Market is focused on student success through supporting students who are hungry, fostering an increased understanding of food insecurity and providing a space for students to volunteer. Click here for more information.

Food pantry items needed

There is a need for a variety of single-serve and easy to prepare/quick fix meals for students' immediate food needs while on campus and attending classes. For example:

  • meal and snack bars
  • tuna salad packages
  • mixed nuts, granola, dried fruit
  • lunchables
  • instant mac and cheese
  • instant oatmeal

The food pantry also is equipped with a refrigerator and freezer. Our freezer space is somewhat limited, but we are able to store most perishable items, including:

  • frozen vegetables
  • frozen entrees
  • fruit
  • meat
  • cheese
  • milk (preferably soy or almond as they have a longer shelf life than cow's milk)

Traditional non-perishable pantry food items, such as:

  • canned fruit
  • canned vegetables
  • tuna
  • pasta and sauce
  • cereal
  • baby formula
  • baby food

Non-food needs for personal hygiene, such as:

  • shampoo and conditioner
  • soap
  • toilet paper
  • diapers
  • personal female products

Page last updated 4:22 PM, February 8, 2024