GPSG Community Pantry

Mission Statement

We aim to provide Graduate and Professional students and their families with reliable access to nutritious food, ensuring that they have secure sources of sustenance and can focus on their academic pursuits without worrying about their next meal.

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Other Community Resources

During our temporary closure, we recommend the following resources to help fulfill any urgent needs:

Root Causes' Fresh Produce Program

  • Where: 902 N Mangum St., Durham, NC
  • When: Saturdays, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • About: Every Saturday Morning from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Root Causes, in addition to fullfilling deliveries of fresh produce to Durham community members identified as food insecure by their doctor, distributes free food and produce available on a first-come-first-served basis. The program does not collect information about program recipients and prioritizes healthy produce. Visit Root Causes if you are ever in need of free food and/or produce.

Diaper Bank of NC

  • Where: Triangle Branch
  • When: Hours depend on location
  • About: The Diapoer Bank of North Carolina's (DBNC) mission is to promote and protect the dignity of each resident by ensuring an adequate supply of diapers, improving access to personal hygiene products and other basic necessities, distributing basic needs through community partners, among other programs.

Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina

End Hunger Durham

  • Where: Durham Locations
  • When: Hours depend on location
  • About: End Hunger Durham's Mission is to support food relief agencies, and those in need of food, with reliable information, collaborations, and advocacy aimed at ending hunger and malnutrition.

Urban Ministries of Durham Food Pantry

  • Where: 410 Liberty Street, Durham, NC 27701
  • When: Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM & 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • About: Urban Ministries of Durham (UMD) is the primary point of connection for those who are homeless, hungry, or in need in Durham. With the help of nearly 4,000 volunteers, countless donations from the community, and dedicated staff, UMD serves around 6,000 people annually. UMD is the primary public homeless shelter in Durham, and welcomes neighbors regardless of race, ethnicity, religious beliefs or non-faith, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability. UMD provides immediate relief to those experiencing chronic or temporary homelessness and works with clients to end their homelessness as quickly and responsibly as possible.

Urban Ministries of Durham Community Cafe

  • Where: 410 Liberty Street, Durham, NC 27701
  • When: Mondays - Fridays 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM & 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM; Saturdays - Sundays 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM, 12:30 - 1:30 PM, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
  • About: UMD’s Community Café is open to anyone in need of a meal, serving three meals a day, every day.

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Volunteer With Us

Click the button below to sign up for a volunteer shift! The button will take you to a a sign-up spreadsheet. Please refer to the linked document in the spreadsheet for insight into each shift responsibilities.

Donations

The pantry cannot take in-kind donations at this time. We do not currently have the labor power to process these donations (check for expiration, sort items, etc). Instead, we encourage financial/cash-like donations using the methods below:

How to Donate:

  • Donate a gift card to Harris Teeter, Food Lion, Target, Walmart or Amazon.
  • Email Kiran Shehnaz Kaur kiranshehnaz.kaur@duke.edu to arrange a drop off.
  • Ship items from our Amazon Wish List directly to the pantry. Our mailing address for shipments is: Duke Community Pantry (Bay 6 South), 114 S Buchanan Blvd, Durham, NC,27701
  • Bring a monetary donation (cash or check only) to the pantry during our open hours
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@gmail.com to arrange a date/time. Accepted credit cards for online donations include: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa.