LSU Food Pantry

The mission of the LSU Food Pantry is to provide supplemental food to students in need who may experience hunger or food insecurity.

Food insecurity is a prevalent, but mostly unaddressed, issue on college campuses nationwide, including at LSU. Some students may experience situational hunger or food insecurity while others may demonstrate chronic hunger or insecurity and need for continued support. Regardless of the circumstance, no students should have to choose between food and other basic needs. The Food Pantry exists to help ease that choice and provide support.

Shop the Pantry

To qualify for assistance, a student must be enrolled in the summer semester or for classes in the fall. Students must also present a current LSU ID upon visiting the LSU Food Pantry. Students may visit the pantry two times per calendar week.

Students may request a reusable bag for Food Pantry shopping trips. This provides students a discreet way to go about their day without revealing that they have shopped the pantry.

The pantry is located in room 350 of the LSU Student Union.

Ways to Donate

There are four easy ways to donate to the LSU Food Pantry:


Dedicated student volunteers staff the pantry throughout the year. Volunteers must participate in a mandatory annual volunteer training session. For a complete list of upcoming trainings, along with additional information, visit Kitchens on the Geaux on Tigerlink!

2017-2018 Food Pantry Board of Directors

Jacob Brumfield — Chair, Board of Directors and Associate Dean of Students and Director of Campus Life

Vacant — Associate Director of Campus Life, Leadership & Service

Josh Dean — Assistant Director of Campus Life, Volunteerism/Service

Oscar Melendez — Graduate Assistant of Campus Life, Volunteerism/Service

Dr. Carl Motsenbocker — Professor, Horticulture and Sustainable Agriculture, LSU and LSU Ag Center

David Le — President, Kitchens on the Geaux

Muhammad Yahya — Vice President, Kitchens on the Geaux

Rebecca Knapp — Volunteer Director, Kitchens on the Geaux

Brenda Sommers — Member, LSU Family Association

Emily Fields — Registered Dietician, LSU Student Health Center

Nick Angelo — Student Representative

Roberto Camacho — Montero Student Representative

Essence Weeks — Student Representative

Margot Hsu Carroll — Assistant Vice President for Auxiliary Services

Brett Marcos — Cru Director and Member, LSU Chaplain’s Association

Taylor Boudreaux — Assistant Director of Philanthropy and Representative, LSU Student Government


Contact Us

2019 Spring Semester Hours

Begin January 14

Sunday: Closed
Monday: 1:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 1:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed

Phone: 225-578-8000



Alternative Sources

Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank

Shephard's Market Food Pantry

St. Vincent de Paul