The Moody Bible Institute Commuter Pop-up Pantry

We in the Student Programs Office are excited to launch our newest program, the Moody Bible Institute Commuter Pop-up Pantry! This service will launch in the Spring 2021 Semester. Donations may be dropped off at either the Student Programs Office or the Game Room Office. Please email our department so we may schedule a drop-off time with you. At this point, we are only accepting food that does not require refrigeration.

More information will be posted about this program in the upcoming months. 

Interested in helping us get started?

These are the most needed items for our pantry:

  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Rice
  • Cereal/Oatmeal
  • Breakfast/Snack Bars
  • Canned fish
  • Canned meat
  • Canned beans
  • Canned soup
  • Canned vegetables
  • On-the-go/instant meals
  • Pasta
  • Pasta sauce

The Commuter Pop-Up Pantry does NOT accept:

  • Candy/treats
  • Perishable items
  • Expired items

The following signs may indicate that food is unsafe and will not be distributed at our pantry:


  • Too crushed to stack on shelves or open with a manual can opener
  • Crushed immediately under the end (double) seam
  • Moderate/severe dents where the side and end (double) seams meet
  • Rust pits severe enough to make a hole in the can
  • Swollen or bulging ends
  • Holes, fractures, or punctures
  • Evidence of leakage
  • Signs of spoilage (spurting, unusual odor or appearance) when opened
  • Baby food or infant formula past the expiration date
  • Missing label

Glass Jars

  • Home-canned instead of commercially canned
  • Raised, crooked, or loosened lid
  • Damaged tamper-resistant seal
  • Cracks or chips
  • Signs of spoilage (discolored food; cloudy liquid)
  • Dirt under the rim
  • Baby food past the expiration date

Cardboard Boxes

  • Torn or missing inner packaging in cartons that are slit or opened
  • Evidence of insects
  • Baby food past the expiration date

Plastic Containers

  • Damaged tamper-resistant seals
  • Signs of spoilage (mold, off-odor)
  • Baby food or infant formula past the expiration date