Student with food from the pantry

Red Hawk Pantry

To combat the reality and struggle of food insecurity for our community, Student Development and Campus Life (SDCL) established the Red Hawk Pantry. On April 18, 2016, the on-campus food pantry opened for the first time and continues to serve the needs of our campus community. To assess these needs, a survey was sent out before the opening of the pantry. Of the nearly 200 replies, 10% expressed food insecurity daily, while 15% expressed a need on a weekly basis and 12% on a monthly basis.

In July 2016, the University launched a fundraising campaign to help sustain the pantry and allow it to become self-sustaining and continue to serve the needs of our campus community. Gifts to the campaign help the Red Hawk Pantry offer more hours, stock more supplies and expand its services to our campus community.

The Red Hawk Pantry is open to all Montclair State University community members: students, faculty and staff.

Available at the Red Hawk Pantry

The following items are available:

  • Food items
  • Health/personal care products
  • School Supplies
  • Tableware/Utensils

(Items are subject to change and availability)


Blanton Hall, Room 1200

Hours of Operation

Tuesday: 12-2 p.m.

Wednesday: 5-7 p.m.

Thursday: 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Saturday: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Additional Information

The Red Hawk Pantry will be closed on the following dates:

Monday, March 11 – Sunday, March 17: Spring Break

Friday, March 29 – Sunday, March 31: Easter Holiday

If you are unable to visit during our scheduled hours, please reach out to

Please follow our Instagram page for all updated information: @montclair_redhawkpantry

How Do I Donate To the Pantry?

If you’d like to support the on-campus food pantry, you can make your gift online. Please select “Red Hawk Pantry” on the donation form.

To donate goods, you can bring your donation to the Pantry during the day/time we are open.

Please Note: When donating, remember to check the expiration dates on the items you bring. We want to ensure our students receive the best and freshest foods possible.

Amazon Wish List

You also can choose from our Amazon Wish List. Once you have chosen items, be sure to request they be delivered to the following address:

The Red Hawk Pantry C/O Adela Caceres
Montclair State University
1 Normal Ave
Blanton Hall, Room 1200
Montclair NJ 07043

Common Items Needed


  • Canned fruit
  • Canned proteins
  • Cereal hot/cold
  • Condiments
  • Crackers
  • Fruit cups
  • Jelly
  • Peanut butter
  • Rice
  • Shelf-stable milk
  • Shelf-stable side dishes


  • Shampoo /conditioner
  • Body wash
  • Laundry detergent
  • Toilet paper, flushable wipes
  • Paper towels
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste

School Supplies

  • Notebooks
  • Folders
  • Index Cards
  • Pens, Pencils, highlighters


  • Plastic plates/bowls
  • Reusable cups
  • Reusable forks, spoons and knives
  • Can openers

Additional Benefits

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For more information on the on-campus food pantry, contact Karina Escobar, Student Center, Room 113, email: or Adela Caceres, Student Center, Room 113, email:, phone: 973-655-7130