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Never, ever go hungry

Food Pantry

No student or campus employee at Lamar State College Port Arthur should ever go hungry.

Food insecurity is a problem that some LSCPA students and employees have to deal with from time to time.

To help prevent this issue, we've teamed up with our partners across campus to create The Seahawk Food Pantry, a free and anonymous food pantry especially for LSCPA students, faculty, and staff.

MISSION

The mission of the The Seahawk Food Pantry is to help Lamar State College Port Arthur students succeed in their pursuit of higher education and to support those who help provide this education by providing access to free, nutritious food and additional resources.

ELIGIBILITY

All current LSCPA students and employees are eligible to participate. Those in need of donations must have a valid LSCPA ID.

HOURS OF OPERATION

***Operating Hours have been adjusted due to COVID-19***

  • Monday-Thursday 9 AM to 2 PM
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday & Sunday- Closed
Appointments are required:
 

For students:

For faculty/staff, contact Kiet le at lek@lamarpa.edu or 409-984-6191.

Please contact the Director of Student Activities, Kiet Le, at lek@lamarpa.edu or 409-894-6191 for any assistance outside of the temporary operating hours.

MAKE A DONATION!

The Seahawk Food Pantry accepts both monetary and food donations.

Food Drop-Off Hours

Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Locations

  • Student Activities
  • Student Center, Office 203
  • Student Center, Office 301

Contact Us

It's easy to get involved! For more information, contact the office of the Director of Student Activities.

DONATIONS NEEDED

We need your help to make the Pantry a success! You can donate non-perishables to the Pantry year-round, organize a food drive with your student organization, or volunteer your time at the Pantry.

Here are some things we need to fill our shelves:

On-the-go snacks: nutritious, single-serve foods that don't require refrigeration or a microwave.

  • protein bars & cereal
  • tuna salad & cracker packages
  • beef or turkey jerky
  • mixed nuts, seeds, & granola
  • dried fruit & fruit leather
  • applesauce & fruit cups

Easy breakfasts & lunches: healthy, quick items that might require a microwave or minor prep.

  • instant mac and cheese
  • instant oatmeal cups
  • microwave popcorn
  • noodle cups or rice bowls
  • soup-in-a-cup
  • toaster pastries

Pantry staples: shelf-stable foods meant to be prepared at home.

  • pasta, rice, & grains
  • jarred sauces & gravy mixes
  • canned fruits & vegetables
  • canned chicken & tuna
  • cereal
  • peanut butter
  • jelly, jam

OFF-CAMPUS RESOURCES

  • Port Cities Rescue Mission
    900 6th Street
    Port Arthur, Texas 77640
    409-982-0202
    • Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Salvation Army Social Services, Shelter & Pantry
    1490 N 7th Street
    Beaumont, Texas 77703
    409-833-4153
    • Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. to noon & 1 to 4 p.m.
    • Friday: 9 a.m. - noon & 1 to 2 p.m.
  • South Jefferson County Super Pantry
    601 W. Rev. Dr. Ransom Howard Street
    Port Arthur, Texas 77640
    409-839-8777
    • Second and Fourth Saturdays: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • United Board of Missions
    Food, Utilities Assistance, Clothing, School Clothing and Supplies
    6650 9th Avenue
    Port Arthur, Texas 77642
    409-962-5661
    www.unitedmissions.org
  • Salvation Army Beaumont
    2350 IH 10 East
    Beaumont, Texas 77703
    • Daily Meal at 5 p.m.
  • Salvation Army Port Arthur
    3145 25th Street
    Port Arthur, Texas 77642
    409-983-2229
    • Monday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Tuesday - Thursday: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Friday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Some Other Place
    1240 McFaddin
    Beaumont, Tx 77701
    409-832-7976
    • Meals Served Tuesday - Friday: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    • Sack Lunches Saturday - Sunday: 11 a.m.
  • Abundant Life Sanctuary
    2301 W. Parkway
    Hwy 73 and 25th Street exit
    Groves, Texas 77619
    409-962-1056
    • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (as needed)
  • Community Care Prayer Outreach
    808 Nederland Ave Ste B
    Nederland, TX 77627
    409-724-0163
    • Food (meat, bread, canned goods), clothing, rent, utilities, and medical supplies. 
    • Must make an appointment
    • Has an application process; Can receive assistance every 6 months, assistance is determined by number of people in household. 
 
  • Church on the Rock Food Pantry
    649 Stadium Drive
    Port Arthur, TX 77642
    409-722-1963
    • Tuesdays and Wednesdays 7 AM to 9 AM
    • Meat (when available), bread, non-perishable food items
    • Billing statement in your name required (no photo ID is accepted)
  • St. Paul's United Methodist 
    821 Freeman Ave.
    Port Arthur, TX 77642
    409-460-2158
    • Every 2nd and 4th Saturday, 10 AM to 12 PM
    • Hot meal and Non-Perishable Fodo items
  • The Apostolic Church Food Pantry
    3690 Blackmon Lane
    Beaumont, TX 77706
    409-898-3060
    • 2nd Thursday of every month, 9 AM to 12 PM
    • Non-Perishable Food items