You cannot work, study or perform if you are hungry. Let's show that
Did you know that one in six North Texans do not know where they will find their next meal? Texas has a higher rate of food insecurity than the national average. That means it is more difficult for our students, colleagues and community members to put food on the table – even though our food costs are cheaper than the national average.
Our food bank is available to any community member at Brookhaven College – staff, students, Head Start, Early College High School – anyone who uses the campus. If you or someone you know could use this service, please pass the information along. We don’t ask questions. We don’t take names. We just get people fed.
If you need access to the pantry outside of these hours, or if the pantry is closed for some reason, please contact Brookhaven College Police or email
What if I know of a student or coworker on campus who could use the assistance, but they will not come and get the food? Come over and get it for them. We understand that some people do not want to come to the pantry, so you can help by collecting some items for them. The only thing we track is what food we have and how many people visit the pantry.
How do I get food assistance? It is easy. Simply visit the food bank, select the items needed and have a great day.
What does the food pantry need? We are constantly in need of pasta, jar pasta sauce, peanut butter, breakfast foods, macaroni and cheese, ramen and canned fruit. These are items that students want and we can’t keep enough in stock. Foods that can be cooked easily or microwaved are usually popular. Additionally, there is always a need for protein such as tuna, canned chicken and canned meats. We also accept baby food.
Consider donating unique items that may fit a particular demographic or culture. For example, some students don’t know what oatmeal is because they did not grow up eating it. But porridge or another breakfast item may be more familiar. Some packaging or brands may be more easily recognized to different cultures as well as ethnically specific foods.
We now accept toiletry items such as travel-sized products.
Jennifer Allen Bldg. K, Room K208JenniferAllen@dcccd.edu 972-860-4124
Brookhaven College Police Bldg. B, Room B200 Non-emergency phone: 972-860-4290