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This page provides information on items that students need the most, as well as items the Argo Pantry does not accept. Help support the Argo Pantry by donating the needed items or making a monetary donation.

The Argo Pantry

Food Donations (nonperishable)

  • Cereal
  • Oatmeal
  • Packets of dry milk
  • Shelf-stable milk
  • Canned meats
  • Canned fish
  • Canned vegetables
  • Meat soups
  • Canned fruit
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Peanut butter
  • Crackers
  • Ramen noodles

Personal Care Items

  • Toilet paper
  • Tissue boxes and packs
  • Paper towels
  • Deodorant
  • Moisturizer/Lotion
  • Dental floss
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Bar soap or body wash
  • Contact lens solution
  • Antibacterial hand cleanser
  • Mouthwash
  • Razors and shaving cream
  • Menstrual hygiene products
  • Laundry detergent
  • School supplies

Argo Pantry Does NOT Accept

  • Glass items
  • Expired food (please see best-by guidance below)
  • Damaged cans and packages
  • Partially used products

Please drop off nonperishable donations at John Hopkins Hall (Building 18, Room 150B, Dean of Students Office).

Best-By Guidance

We follow USDA guidelines for food storage. We accept food items past the best-by dates. If you prefer food that hasn't passed the best-by date, please check the food items you are taking.

Best-by is about quality, not safety. The food will be safe to eat after this date, but it may not be at its best. Its flavor and texture might not be as good.

USDA Guidelines

Canned foods are safe indefinitely as long as they are not exposed to freezing temperatures, or temperatures above 90 degrees Fahrenheit. If the cans look OK, they are safe to use. Discard cans that are dented, rusted or swollen. High-acid canned food (tomatoes, fruits) will keep their best quality for 12-18 months past the best-by date; low-acid canned food (meats, vegetables) for two to five years past the best-by date.

Monetary Donations

Tax-deductible monetary donations can be made to the Argo Pantry. You can donate online or via mail.

The Argo Pantry
Building 18, Room 150B
11000 University Parkway
Pensacola, FL 32514

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Amazon Wish List

Check out the Argo Pantry Wish List on This list is managed by Jasmine Rucker, Assistant Dean of Students.

Amazon Wish List