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

GPSG Community Pantry Services

Starting on September 3rd, the pantry will move to a weekly schedule and will be open on Saturdays 12:00-2:00PM. Note: hours are always subject to change based on volunteer availability. Continue to check the website for updates.

The pantry will not be open on Aug 27th.

In-person shopping (Saturdays, 12-2pm): Students may access non-perishable foods, baby and child care items (food, diapers, wipes), personal and feminine hygiene products, and gently used professional clothing and household items from the Community Pantry free of charge.

Prepared Meals Program (Saturdays, 12-2pm): Duke Dining has partnered with the Community Pantry and will be donating a limited number of prepared meals starting in September. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian options available. Distributions are on a first-come first-serve basis.

Gift card distribution: To defray the rising costs of food, we will test a pilot program of distributing gift cards to local grocery stores (Harris Teeter, Food Lion, etc) throughout the semester. To sign-up for this test program and future distributions, please fill out our interest form here: https://forms.gle/5dojeFiZnBkHg5DD6

Volunteer Opportunities: Duke students, faculty, and staff are eligible to volunteer. Email dukepantry[at]gmail.com for any questions.

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

For new volunteers: sign up for a quick info session here: https://forms.gle/Bp8t6c7fteUt6Z957. 

For returning volunteers: use the link below to sign up for shifts.

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 dukepantry[at]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


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