Food for Thought food pantry

Food for Thought provides perishable and non-perishable groceries and grab-and-go food to any Metropolitan State student who lacks financial resources or who is experiencing food insecurity. We help students meet nutritional needs to foster their learning experience on campus.

Food for Thought is a partnership between Metropolitan State and Good in the ’Hood.


Volunteer or donate 

  • Volunteer: Assistance is needed on delivery days (twice a month) for about 2 to 3 hours.
  • Donate: We accept in-kind and cash donations.

Grievance policy

Our civil rights goal is to treat everyone with fairness and equality while receiving food at the food shelf. Discrimination is prohibited on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, and disability in special nutrition programs funded by the USDA's Food and Nutrition Service.

This commitment is separate from both the University's student complaints and grievance policy (#3030) and the grievance policy of our partner, Good in the ’Hood. The purpose of this commitment is to provide a fair, effective, and efficient mechanism that solves any conflict at the food pantry. A clear and comprehensive effort will be applied in order to solve the issue.

The following guidelines will help the staff or volunteer to handle the situation as calmly as possible and collect the following data:

  • the reason for the complaint
  • the name of the complainant
  • the name of the staff involved
  • the name of the person to whom the complaint is made
  • the date and time of the incident
  • person(s) involved during the complaint
  • Hours
    • Tuesday–Wednesday
      10 a.m.–3 p.m.
    • Thursday
      10 a.m.–6 p.m.
    • Friday
      10 a.m.–3 p.m.