The Statesman’s Shelf

The Statesman’s Shelf Food Pantry is now taking orders online. The Statesman’s Shelf Food Pantry provides non-perishable food and liquids, along with disposable dinnerware, to any member of the Delta State community who wishes to partake. Whether living on campus or off campus, members of the community can request items from The Statesman’s Shelf. There is no requirement of need to participate in the program and all transactions are confidential. The Statesman’s Shelf Food Pantry will post walk-in hours for the pantry in the OkraBytes email when applicable. There are no weekend pick-ups.

Current Inventory

In an effort to keep our Statesmen aware of offerings in the Shelf, we have provided this inventory list for you to see what is available in The Statesman’s Shelf currently for you to choose from in your grocery list. Please note that some items may be unavailable at the time of your request due to orders ahead of yours.

Inventory List

Grocery List

In order to complete this form, you must have completed a Stateman’s Shelf Application before completing a grocery list. Once your grocery list is received, the staff will prepare your list for pick up. Once ready, you will be texted to schedule a pick-up of your grocery items. Please allow 48 hours for processing and we are only processing on weekdays the University is open.

Grocery List

Ways To Help Support The Statesman's Shelf

Want to help support The Statesman’s Shelf Food Pantry? Become a Smart Shopper!

As a Smart Shopper for The Statesman’s Shelf Food Pantry, you will be equipped with a list of items/supplies needed in the pantry. By making donations from our list, you help ensure we meet the needs of our community, while not stocking our shelves with items we either have too much of already or items likely to not be used.

The Statesman’s Shelf welcomes any person in the Delta State Community to donate non-perishable food items to benefit others in our DSU Community. There is always a need for non-perishable food items.

To help our Smart Shoppers, The Statesman’s Shelf has purchased reusable grocery bags. Those wishing to donate can pick up bags in 307 H.L. Nowell Student Union. Then, visit your favorite grocery store, load up the bag, and return it to 307 H.L. Nowell Student Union.

Below, you will find a link to our Smart Shopper’s List, an ever growing list of items the pantry needs. Items highlighted in orange are high demand and very low stock. Your assistance in helping us fill the reusable bags with donations for the pantry are greatly appreciated.

Ship your Amazon order to:

The Statesman’s Shelf
1003 W Sunflower Road
DSU Box #3135
Cleveland, MS 38733

Volunteer in The Statesman's Shelf

Want to help support The Statesman’s Shelf Food Pantry with your time? Volunteer today!

Want a way to give to The Statesman’s Shelf with your time? The Statesman’s Shelf is seeking volunteers to help in the pantry. We need assistance with filling orders, taking inventory, and other odd jobs around the pantry.

Volunteer hours are currently scheduled for 9 am to 1 pm Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10 am to 12 pm Wednesdays. Other hours may be added at a later time.

Support The Statesman’s Shelf Monetarily

Want to help support The Statesman’s Shelf Food Pantry without having to shop? Make a monetary donation to the University in support of our efforts!

We understand that life can be hectic. Shopping for your own family can be a chore in and of itself. The team here at The Statesman’s Shelf are more than happy to serve as your Smart Shopper Service. By making a donation to Delta State University and designating The Statesman’s Shelf, your donation will go toward helping our community fulfill their basic needs while pursuing thier degree.

All gifts are greatly appreciated.