Food Pantry

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The Southeastern Lion Pantry is operated by the Office for Student Engagement with the help of student workers and volunteers. The mission of the Lion Pantry is to provide perishable and non-perishable items to any active Southeastern student who are in need of services. We are located in McGehee Hall, Room 109.


*Appointments are no longer accepted

Current Southeastern students must present their Southeastern ID and may visit the pantry twice each week. During each visit, persons may obtain ten items, with a maximum of twenty items each week. Of these items, no more than three of the same item may be selected. Certain items, such as milk, bread, and toiletries, have limited quantities for each visit.

Need Help?

On-campus Resources


  • Swipe Out Hunger

Swipe Out Hunger is a program to help address food insecurity on college campuses. It allows for meal swipes to be donated from meal plans and dispersed to students in need. You can find more information about donating and receiving meal swipes here.

Off-Campus Resources

  • Weekly FREE Hot Meals provided by local ministries

*Southeastern is not responsible for this resource


  • Our Daily Bread

Our Daily Bread is a local food bank that has faithfully served the disadvantaged of Tangipahoa Parish since 1999. Their mission is to alleviate hunger and make an eternal impact by sharing kindness and compassion with everyone who is in need. Visit their website for more information.

Want To Help?

1. Amazon wishlist

Purchase items from our Amazon wishlist and have them shipped directly to the University. 

2. Items donation

Drop off items to the Food Pantry during its operational hours listed above.
Items needed include:
  • Shelf/powdered milk
  • Cereal
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Bread
  • Pasta (canned, cooked, and uncooked)
  • Ramen noodles
  • Rice-A-Roni
  • Mac & Cheese (cup and box)
  • Ravioli, spaghetti, and meatballs (canned and microwavable cups)
  • Yogurt
  • Rice
  • Vienna sausage
  • Protein/granola bar
  • Snacks
  • Chips
  • Canned chicken
  • Packs of cheese
  • Yogurt
  • Bagel
  • Cream cheese
  • Deli meat
  • Frozen dinners
  • Microwave meals

3. Monetary donation

Make a monetary donation to Southeastern’s Foundation Office

4. Volunteer

To volunteer at the Lion Pantry, please complete this form

5. Adopt The Pantry Initiative

More information coming soon!


We would like to recognize the groups who have joined us in this initiative
  • Flipside Dance
  • Phi Mu
  • Office of Student Accessibility Services
  • Office of Graduate Studies
  • Controller’s Office
  • Crossroads Church
  • College of Honors and Excellence
  • Theta Phi Alpha
  • Catholic Student Association
  • Knitty Gritty
  • Project Hope
  • Sociology and Criminal Justice Department
  • Mathematics Department
  • American Medical Women’s Association Panhellenic Council
  • University Administration
  • The Harbor Church
  • Sigma Sigma Sigma
  • Positive Role Models Involved in the Department of Excellence – PRIDE
Contact [email protected]to receive more information. Appointments are no longer accepted.