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.


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.


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


The Seahawk Food Pantry is open for distribution Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


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.


  • 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.


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


  • Port Cities Rescue Mission
    900 6th Street
    Port Arthur, Texas 77640
    • Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Salvation Army Social Services, Shelter & Pantry
    1490 N 7th Street
    Beaumont, Texas 77703
    • 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
    • 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
  • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (as needed)