Dean of Students

Pride Pantry

The purpose of the Hofstra Pride Pantry is to maintain a functioning non­perishable food pantry to serve students, staff and faculty of Hofstra University who are at risk of food insecurity. The Hofstra Pride Pantry’s goal is to service as many people as possible to ensure that those in need of a reliable and stable food source have support in getting sufficient daily nutrition. The Hofstra Pride Pantry will provide the most essential healthy food to assure that food insecure populations are benefiting from this resource. Participants of the Pride Pantry will need to provide a valid Hofstra ID to use the pantry. At this time we are unable to provide resources to members of the community that do not have an active Hofstra ID.

The food pantry is for the staff, faculty, and students of Hofstra University. The Pantry can be accessed by any of these community members during their hours of operation.  Please note that to use the Pride Pantry you will need to bring your Hofstra ID and fill out a small, confidential online survey.

The Hofstra Food Pantry accepts non­perishable food donations. B​ased on research and feedback, the Hofstra Pride Pantry seeks to offer the campus community healthy food options. Stocked items can be expected to include the following:

  • Canned protein
  • Cereal (under 7 grams of sugar, at least 3 grams of fiber)
  • Dried fruit with no added sugar
  • Fruit canned in water or juice (not syrup)
  • Fruit preserves
  • Instant oatmeal
  • Low-sodium soups
  • Nuts
  • Peanut butter
  • Seeds/trail mixes
  • Unsweetened applesauce
  • Whole grain granola bars
  • Gluten­ Free options
  • Whole Grain Dried Pastas
  • Canned Vegetables

The confidentiality of the participants is very important to the success and the mission of the program. All identifying information collected will be kept confidential and will only be used for the purpose of improving the service that we provide to our community members.

We would like to thank the following partners in making the Pride Pantry a reality:

  • The Office of Residence Life
  • Dean of Students
  • Residence Hall Association
  • Student Government Association
  • Office of Student Leadership and Engagement (OSLE)
  • Student Health Services
  • Student Counseling Services
  • Department of Recreation and Intramural Sports
  • Fraternity and Sorority Life
  • National Residence Hall Honorary
  • Broadway Marketing
  • Compass Dining

The pride pantry is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3pm to 7pm for the spring 2024 term. The pantry is also accessible outside of open hours by emailing during regular business hours: Mondays- Fridays, from 9am-5pm. Please bring your Hofstra ID to swipe into the space to utilize our services. Hours may change for the spring term. The pride pantry is closed when the university is closed and is not open during intersession or the summer.

The Pride Pantry is located in the Mack Student Center, room 111.

The Dome Pride Pantry operates as a satellite location of the Hofstra Pride Pantry. The goal of the Dome Pride Pantry is to serve and support any Hofstra student, staff, and faculty who are at risk for food insecurity by providing them with nonperishable healthy food items. Individuals with a valid Hofstra ID card are eligible to use the Dome Pride Pantry. Please email to make an appointment. 

*Hours are by appointment and they are closed for the summer like the Pride Pantry.

Donations of the items requested can be brought to the Pride Pantry during hours of operation.  Keep an eye out for other donation opportunities that will be published throughout the University.

For questions on donations, volunteer opportunities, or feedback/comments please email