Hawk Pantries and Hawk Feeders

Hawk Pantries

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No-Cost Hawk Pantries

Everyone faces difficulties from time to time, even when circumstances aren’t as challenging as these. CSM is here to help students in need through our new food pantry program, the Hawk Pantry. User confidentiality is protected.

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. The Hawk Pantry expands upon, but doesn’t replace, the Hawk Feeder micro-pantries. 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.

Additionally, during the months of November and December, holiday food items will be available at all locations through donations from LifePoint Church of Waldorf and CSM faculty and staff.



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.


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."


  • 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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