Hatter Food Pantry

Dear Colleagues,

Please share information widely about the Hatter Pantry — to support students in need of extra assistance, as well as students who may want to donate items to the pantry.  Additionally, as everyone prepares for the holiday season and if you are able, please consider picking up a few extra items to help keep our campus pantry well-stocked; and thanks to all who have generously donated in the past and/or this semester.

Hatter Pantry is a completely confidential service located in Griffith Hall (Counseling Services — see Nicole Currie) or contact 386-822-8900. Since we started the pantry on campus, we have seen a steady increase in use and seen even larger numbers this fall.

In terms of donations, here are some suggestions:

NON-PERISHABLE ITEMS (Note: non-glass is preferred):

  • Peanut butter
  • Almond butter
  • Sunflower seed butter
  • No or low-sugar added jams
  • Low-sodium canned vegetables and fruits (light syrup or preferably in natural juice)
  • Low-sodium canned tomatoes, pasta sauce
  • Rice
  • Low-sodium canned beans
  • Quinoa
  • Whole grain pastas
  • Applesauce
  • Multigrain cereals, oatmeal, grits, pancake mix
  • Crackers
  • Baking mixes (such as biscuit or muffin)
  • Instant coffee
  • Teabags
  • Spices
  • Healthy snacks (tortilla chips and salsa; nuts; dried fruit; low-sugar protein bars; granola; peanut butter crackers)


  • Paper towels
  • Tissues or Kleenex
  • Toilet paper
  • Hygiene items (dental products, soap, body wash, deodorant, lotion, etc.)
  • Feminine products (pads and tampons)
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dishwashing detergent


  • School supplies (pencils, notebooks, folders with pockets, book bags, etc.)
  • Reusable tote bags
  • Lightweight blankets and socks

* Frequently requested items include granola or health bars and instant coffee (since coffee makers are not allowed in the halls).

If you have questions, please let Nicole Currie (Counseling Center; ncurrie@stetson.edu) or me (rshankar@stetson.edu) know.

I am grateful to work together in supporting our students. Warm wishes for a wonderful week.

With appreciation,

Rajni Shankar-Brown, PhD
Associate professor & Jessie Ball duPont Chair of Social Justice Education