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Bully's Pantry

Bully’s Pantry (BP) is a collaborative effort between the Division of Student Affairs and the Student Association. As part of the MSU Food Security Network, a broader initiative to meet the basic needs of students, BP provides nutritious food, toiletries, school supplies, and other necessary items to current Mississippi State students in need.

Bully's Pantry (120 Morgan Avenue | Mississippi State University) is open Monday through Friday.

In-person and Curbside Shopping Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Curbside Shopping (Curbside Shopping is limited to students who are unable to physically access the Pantry.) For Curbside Shopping, Complete Bully's Pantry Order Form on Cowbell Connect

Bully's Pantry Vending Machine:

Bully's Pantry offers a vending machine on the first floor of the Colvard Student Union that is free for students needing one or two quick necessities. The vending machine is located just past the P.O.D. Market adjacent to the stairs leading to the Drill Field and McCool Hall.

How to use the vending machine:

  1. Scan your MSU student ID on the card reader.
  2. Turn the lever gently to the left and open the door.
  3. Select one or two items off the shelf.
  4. Turn the lever to the left and close the door
  5. Return the lever back to the lock position and push it in.

Ways to donate to Bully's Pantry:

MSU Foundation

Donations Requested:

Most Needed Food Items:

  • Meals in a can
    (beef stew, chili, chicken noodles soup)
  • Single serving meals
    (hamburger helper, ramen noodles, macaroni & cheese)
  • Canned protein in water
    (tuna, salmon, chicken)
  • Peanut or other seed butters
    (crunchy and smooth)
  • Canned foods with pop-top lids
  • Hot/Cold cereals
  • Rice and pasta
  • Pasta sauce
  • Canned fruit
  • Granola bars or light popcorn
  • Apple sauce

Personal Care Items:

  • Toothpaste & toothbrushes (individually wrapped)
  • Mouthwash
  • Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine hygiene items
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Tissues
  • Laundry detergent pods
  • Diapers (all sizes)

School Supplies:

  • Spiral notebooks
  • Loose-leaf paper
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Folders
  • Binders
  • Index cards
  • Post-it Notes

Block By Block

The Block by Block Program is a partnership between Aramark, the Dean of Students' Office, and Student Association. It serves to provide short-term assistance by allocating meals to students in need. Any student with a valid meal plan can donate up to three block meals per semester to this program. To donate 1-3 meals, please click on the button below.

Donate Meals

Need temporary assistance obtaining meals?

If you are an active student (currently enrolled) and do not have a valid active meal plan or flex dollars, you are eligible to apply to the Block by Block Program. Our office will review the application, determine eligibility, and notify you with a decision. If you qualify, your card will be loaded with 5 block meals that can be used at the Perry Cafeteria and/or the Fresh Food Company. To request meals, please click on the button below.

Request Meals

NOTE: Students who submit a 2nd application, will be asked to schedule a time to discuss their request and current meal allocation with a staff member in the Dean of Students' Office.

Maroon Meals: Campus Food Alert

Maroon Meals is a program that notifies current Mississippi State students when free food is available on campus, including its location and how long it will be available. Maroon Meals alerts are delivered to your MSU email inbox.

How to subscribe to Maroon Meals:

  1. Log in to with your Net ID and password.
  2. Find the Maroon Meals block.
  3. Click the “Subscribe” button.
  4. Be on the lookout for your first Maroon Meals email.

Local Food Pantries

St. Joseph's Catholic Church

Starkville Strong

Starkville Church of God

Episcopal Church of the Resurrection Casserole Kitchen

The Care Center at Pinelake Church

Living Manna Church (West Point, MS)

Peter's Rock Temple COGIC

Salvation Army (Emergency)

Beth-El Missionary Baptist Church

Project Homestead (Clay County Residents Only)

How to Contact the MSU Food Security Network

Members of the Mississippi State community can email the MSU Food Security Network or stop by the Dean of Students' Office on the 1st Floor of the YMCA Building to request information. A staff member will meet with the participant individually and assist them with the application process.
Dean of Students' Office