Hawk Pantries, Hawk Feeders, and More

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Hawk Pantries

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No-Cost Hawk Pantries

maryland food bank logoThe Hawk Pantry is a weekly opportunity for students experiencing food insecurity to receive safely stored canned and packaged food items at no cost, at on-campus locations at the La Plata, Leonardtown, and Prince Frederick campuses. User confidentiality is protected.

The Hawk Pantry was established in partnership with the Maryland Food Bank, which provides the food we will be distributing.

Fresh eggs and seasonal fresh produce from the Farming 4 Hunger (F4H) Campus Garden will also be available at the Prince Frederick Hawk Pantry location.



Hawk Pantries are open weekly at the following campus locations:

  • La Plata Campus, LR Building, Room 106: Wednesdays, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Leonardtown Campus, Building A, Room 109: Thursdays, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Prince Frederick Campus, Building B, Room 101: Mondays, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

We're Hiring!

Student Life is hiring student assistants for its Hawk Pantries on the La Plata, Leonardtown, and Prince Frederick campus locations.  Hawk Pantry student assistants must be self-motivated learners, efficient problem solvers and have ability to provide care and supportive services to all students.

Hawk Pantry student assistants help the Student Life Department meet its goal of serving students and employees that are food insecure by providing free food and other necessities. The starting salary is $15.00 per hour, the days and hours are as follows: 

Mondays (Prince Frederick Campus) 11:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesdays (La Plata Campus) 11:00am – 5:00pm
Thursdays (Leonardtown Campus) 11:00am – 5:00pm

Other Job Requirements 

  • General management and duties of the Hawk Pantry.
  • Know and execute all food handling procedures.
  • Provide a clean, safe and efficient operation of the Hawk Pantry.
  • Assist with food deliveries from Maryland Food Bank and other partners. Collecting donations

       from donation bins, and food drives, as needed. 

  • Maintain standards of operating procedures.
  • Manage documents and paperwork, including food inventory and food log sheets.
  • Prepare and submit daily/weekly reports for guests and supplies necessary for operations.
  • Keep accurate records of the amount of food coming in and out each month.
  • Answer questions from pantry users about college services/offices and general college


  • Answer questions from college faculty and staff about Hawk Pantry services.
  • Provide training to volunteers, ensuring safety, efficiency and effective communication at all


  • Provide timely communication to coworkers, supervisors and pantry users.
  • Additional projects assigned by the supervisor.


For more information, please contact Student Life Coordinator, Jen VanCory at jlvancory@csmd.edu or 240-725-5410.

Frequently Asked Questions

Any current student in need is welcome to visit any pantry location and receive 30 pounds of food per week. Students will be required to show their CSM student ID card or a copy of their current registration statement. Visit www.csmd.edu/student-services/registrar/student-id/index.html for information on how to obtain an ID card. 

The Hawk Pantries are also open to CSM employees who have a need. Employees must show their faculty/staff ID. 

We aim to ensure that no CSM student goes hungry and to help remove barriers to student success by addressing hunger issues on campus. It’s hard to focus on your studies when you’re not certain you can afford to buy groceries. 

For questions or additional information, please contact Jennifer Van Cory at 240-725-5410, ext. 5410, or jlvancory@csmd.edu.

Hawk Feeder Micro-Pantries

Students standing with micro-pantry full of food and supplies

"Take What You Need—Give What You Can"

The CSM Student Association, in partnership with the President's Cabinet, has installed micro-pantries, named Hawk Feeders, on each of CSM's four campuses to help address short-term basic needs sometimes experienced by our students and community members.

The free-standing cabinets allow people to leave donated goods for others to pick up anonymously. Staff and faculty are encouraged to fill the Hawk Feeders with non-perishable food items and toiletries. The boxes operate on the simple concept of "Take what you need, give what you can."

Donate to the Hawk Feeder Program



  • La Plata Campus - CC Building, CE Building Atrium, and ST Building Atrium 
  • Leonardtown Campus - Building B, Room 106 Hallway
  • Prince Frederick Campus - Building A, Student Lounge
  • Regional Hughesville Campus - CT Building, Corridor next to Room 124

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