Community Pantry

Duke Graduate and Professional students can access non-perishable foods, baby and child care items (food, diapers, wipes), personal and feminine hygiene products, school supplies, and gently used professional clothing and household items from the Community Pantry free of charge. Our mission is to ensure that all Graduate and Professional students and their families do not struggle with food insecurity in order to allow these students to focus on their education.

Location: GPSG House, 306 Alexander Ave., Durham NC 27705

All Community Pantry patrons and volunteers are required to follow the Duke Compact Policies, including:

  • Complete the SymMon App prior to arrival at the Community Pantry (clear pass is required)
  • Scan the QR code upon arrival at the Community Pantry (provided by pantry volunteers)
  • Wear a mask
  • Social Distancing
  • Sanitize Hands

GPSG Community Pantry Services

In-person shopping: Thursdays 5:00-7:00PM & Saturdays 12:00-2:00PM.

Weekly Bag Program: Saturdays 12:00-2:00pm. Contactless pickup available. You will be able to request your preferred items for your bag in this survey, which opens every Saturday at 2:00pm and closes every Wednesday at 12:00pm. A new request must be submitted each week.

Weekly Grocery Bag Request Survey

Please consider helping the pantry tailor our stock of baby-related items to meet our patrons’ needs by filling our this  short (< 2min) survey. Thank you!

Baby-Related Items Survey

Weekly Meal Program: Saturdays 12:00-2:00pm. Duke Dining has partnered with the Community Pantry and will be donating a limited number of prepared meals each week in the Spring semester. Prepared meals will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and for pickup only. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian options offered. If you are interested in a prepared meal, please fill out the Weekly Grocery Bag Request Survey (click the link above), even if you are not necessarily interested in a weekly bag.

Volunteer Opportunities

Duke students, faculty, and staff are eligible to volunteer. Email gpsgpantry@gmail.com with questions.

  • Pickup/ drop-off pantry grocery shopping orders
  • Pack weekly bags
  • Assist weekly bag pickups
  • Special events (e.g., fundraisers)
  • Pantry development projects (e.g., research, digital content)

Volunteer Sign-up

We are accepting donations of items listed in the inventory above. Your donations are appreciated!

How to donate:

  • Drop off items at the Community Pantry (GPSG House) any time in the outside donation bins
  • Donate a gift card to Harris Teeter, Food Lion, Target, Walmart or Amazon
  • Ship items from our Amazon Wish List directly to the pantry.
  • *Bring a monetary donation (cash or check only) to the pantry during our open hours
  • *Make a monetary donation (credit card only) Online

*Currently, monetary donations to the pantry are NOT tax deductible. Check made payable to Duke University. If you would like to drop off a check in-person at the pantry, please email gpsgpantry@gmail.com to arrange a date/time. Accepted credit cards for online donations include : American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa.

*The GPSG Community Pantry is not currently accepting donations of clothing, appliances, furniture, or kitchen items. Due to the limited physical space in the Pantry, we will only be accepting donations of food, paper (toilet paper, paper towels), baby-related items (baby wipes, diapers), and personal hygiene products as we re-organize. Thank you!

Want to have even more impact? Donate from our list of popular items:

  • Baby care supplies
    • Diapers (size 1-6)
    • Pull-ups (size 2T-5T)
    • Baby Wipes
    • Formula
    • Baby Wash/Shampoo
  • Household products
    • Toilet paper
    • Paper towels
    • Hand Soap
    • Laundry detergent
    • Disinfectant wipes
    • Multi-purpose spray
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Paper bags w/handles
  • Personal hygiene items
    • Shampoo
    • Conditioner
    • Soap
    • Deodorant
    • Lotion
  • Food items
    • Mac and cheese
    • Canned tuna
    • Canned chicken
    • Canned beans
    • Pasta
    • Canned fruit
    • Microwave popcorn
    • Goldfish crackers
    • Peanut butter crackers
    • Granola bar Items

 

The GPSG Community Pantry is looking for a new member to join the 2021-2022 Executive Board as the Campus Pantry Collaborative (CPC) Coordinator. The CPC Coordinator is primarily involved in advancing collaboration and innovativeness among Triangle area and North Carolina university/college campus pantries. The position entails planning and attending monthly meetings with fellow student pantry leaders in the Triangle area, maintaining the CPC website, and assisting in planning the annual CPC Food Insecurity Symposium. Experience in event planning and/or website and social media management may be useful, but is certainly not required! If you are interested in the position, please email maria.gehred@duke.edu. We’d love to have you on board!

 


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Questions?

gpsgpantry@gmail.com