Student Food Pantry

The purpose of the food pantries is to serve FIU students in need. The pantries are available to students on both campuses. The BBC Student Food Pantry is located in WUC 353. The MMC Food Pantry is located in GC 319, both are run by the Center for Leadership & Service. The pantries are donations based, which means that all the food distributed comes from donations made by staff, faculty, members of the community, and student groups.

FAQ

Who can use the pantry?

The pantry is available to all currently enrolled students. No proof of need is required and students can access the pantry once a week taking up to 10 pounds of food each visit.

What do I need to show when I visit the pantry?

Please bring your One card.

Will I need to complete any forms?

Students utilizing the student food pantry at MMC will need to complete an electronic new patron waiver.  Click here to find that form. We recommend that students complete this waiver prior to visiting the pantry. If a student has not completed the waiver prior to visiting the MMC pantry, the student will be asked to complete it upon arrival at the pantry. This waiver needs to be completed once a year.  For the BBC food pantry, students will complete a paper version of the waiver upon arrival.

How can I make a donation?

Donations to the food pantry should be dropped off at the Center for Leadership and Service offices at BBC in WUC 353 and at MMC in GC 242.

Recommended Donations 

The student food pantry accepts non-perishable food items and toiletries. The items include but are not limited to:
  • Dairy: canned and boxed milk, evaporated milk and powder milk
  • Protein: Canned meats, peanut/nut butter, canned or dried beans 
  • Fruit: canned fruit, dry fruit, fruit cups
  • Grains: Boxed pasta, rice and rice mixes, cereal, oatmeal, and mac and cheese.
  • Misc: pasta sauce, condiments and snacks. 

Volunteer at the Pantry

Students are able to volunteer at the MMC Student food pantry during the pantry’s hours of operation. Volunteers tasks include assisting students and dispensing food, weighing donations and organizing the shelves.


For additional resources please contact the Food Stamps Office in your area:

West Dade Service Center

9766 SW 24th Street, Suite 35
Miami, FL 33165
Fax:(305) 377-5554
Medically Needy FAX:(305) 377-5547 or (305) 377-5545
Verification Fax:(305) 377-554


Central Service Center 

1490 NW 27th Avenue, 2nd Floor 
Miami, FL 33125
Fax:(305) 637-2241
Medically Needy FAX: (305) 377-5547 or (305) 377-5545
Verification Fax:(305) 377-5544


Martin Luther King Customer Service Center

2525 NW 62nd Street, 4th Floor
Miami, FL 33147
Fax:(305) 377-5553
Medically Needy FAX: (305) 377-5547 or (305) 377-5545
Verification Fax:(305) 377-5544


Miami Beach Service Center

945 Pennsylvania Avenue, S-300 
Miami, FL 33139
Fax: (305) 535-5411
Medically Needy FAX: (305) 377-5547 or (305) 377-5545
Verification Fax:(305) 377-5544

Donate

1. Through the Ignite campaign by clicking here
2. Filling out the form below:

Contact

Modesto Maidique Campus Pantry
GC 319
305-348-6995
Hours  
Monday: 12:00 - 3:00pm
Tuesday: 2:00 - 5:30pm
Wednesday: 1:30 - 5:00pm
Thursday: 2:00 - 5:00pm

Biscayne Bay Campus Pantry
WUC 353
305-919-5360
Hours
Monday – Thursday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Friday: 10:00am - 2:00pm

If you are unable to visit the BBC pantry during our regular hours, please call the office between 9:00am-5:00pm to arrange for pick-up.