Hawk Pantries and Food Resources

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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.


  • La Plata Campus, LR Building, Room 106: 
  • Leonardtown Campus, Building A, Room 109
  • Prince Frederick Campus, Building B, Room 101

Please contact hawksgethelp@csmd.edu for hours or assistance.

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 Jehnell Linkins at Hawksgethelp@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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