Knights' Table (MGA Food Pantry)



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The Knights' Table is dedicated to creating a hunger free campus by providing access to food, identifying and addressing the causes of food insecurity, and mobilizing resources to combat food insecurity. 

Managed by the Division of Student Affairs and our Student Care Case Manager, the Knights’ Table reflects MGA’s commitment to its core values including stewardship. It also reflects MGA's commitment to the “Common Good” and to those we serve while engaging in the community to build resources and increase adaptability for students facing financial and food insecurity while in higher education, further supporting the state’s Complete College Georgia initiative, which encourages colleges and universities to identify and to remove barriers that stand in the ways of student success.


The Knights’ Table works to provide food and personal hygiene products to students, staff, and faculty at MGA who are in need. We have two on-campus food pantries located in room 282 of the Student Life Center on the Macon campus and Welch Hall on the Cochran Campus. The on-campus food pantries are open during regular business hours, but operates by appointment only. 

To access the food pantry, please contact:

Elaine Martin - Student Care Case Manager
O: 478.757.2264

For individuals on the Dublin, Eastman, or Warner Robins campuses, the Knights’ Table provides pre-packaged food bags that can be picked up from designated locations using the form below. For individuals on the Cochran or Macon campuses who cannot make it to the food pantry during regular business hours you can also select a pre-packaged food bag using the form below.


To request a pre-packaged food bag or personal care kit, individuals should complete the Food Pantry Request Form -

Please allow 24 to 48 hours for the request to be processed and prepared. Please keep in mind that requests made outside of regular business hours (i.e. nights, weekends, holidays) will be processed and prepared on the next University business day.

Possible items to be included in pre-packaged food bags.

Type of Items

Amount in Box based on availability

FRUITS Applesauce, mixed fruit, oranges, peaches, pears, pineapple, cranberry sauce, etc. 5-6 cans
VEGETABLES Carrots, corn, green beans, mixed vegetables, peas, etc. 5-8 cans

Baked beans, black beans, black-eyed peas, kidney beans, pinto beans, etc.

Chicken, sardines, tuna, Vienna sausages, spam, potted meant, etc.

Peanut butter

3 cans of beans

2 cans of meat

1 jar of peanut butter

GRAINS Cereal, crackers, macaroni & cheese, oatmeal, ramen noodles, rice, etc. 5-8 items
SOUP Beef stew, chicken noodle, chili, cream of mushroom, vegetable soup, etc. 2-3 cans
SNACK Chips, fruit snacks, granola bars, trail mix, etc. 2-3 items 
BEVERAGE Drink enhancers/mixes, instant coffee, sports drinks, etc. 1-2 items 


Possible items to be included in personal care kits.

Type of Item

Amount in Personal Care Kit Based on availability

Soap or Body wash 1 item
Deodorant 1 item
Shampoo/Conditioner 1-2 items
Toothbrush 1 item
Toothpaste 1 item
Dental Floss/Mouthwash 1-2 items
The following items can be requested: Tampons, Sanitary napkins, disposable razors, shaving cream, chapstick


Knights’ Table accepts donations from faculty, staff, students, and community members and receives additional support through the MGA Foundation. 

In addition to regular donation drives, we gladly accept the following items anytime.

Food Items:

  • Canned goods - fruit, vegetables, beans, soups
  • Canned meats - chicken, tuna, Vienna sausages, SPAM
  • Pasta and pasta sauce
  • Raman noodles
  • Rice
  • Protein or granola bars
  • Nuts
  • Instant grits or oatmeal
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Cereal
  • Crackers
  • Lemonade, tea and instant drink mixes
  • Cooking utensils (especially can openers)
  • Eating utensils (plastic, cups, bowls, plates, napkins)

Toiletries and personal hygiene items:

  • Soap or Body Wash
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Lotion
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrushes & Toothpaste
  • Floss
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Shaving Essentials
We are currently unable to accept the following items:
  • Perishable items such as bread, baked goods, fresh fruit
  • Frozen food
  • Any food requiring refrigeration
  • Dented or damaged goods
  • Items with expired date or after the "Best Used By" date

Donation Drop Boxes

Donations can be dropped of at the following locations: 

  • Cochran Campus - Georgia Hall Lobby and Welch Hall Lobby
  • Dublin Campus - Dublin Center Conference Room
  • Eastman Campus - Admin Building Lobby
  • Macon Campus - Arts & Letter Lobby, Jones Building Lobby, & Student Life Center Lobby
  • Warner Robins Campus - Oak Hall Lobby

Online Donations

If you are unable to make it to our campus drop box sites, you can support the Knights' Table by purchasing items off our Amazon Wish List and have the items shipped directly to the campus pantry.

The Knights' Table also accepts monetary donations made through the MGA Foundation. To make a donation to the Knights' Table through the MGA Foundation complete the online gift form and select other as your designation and write in Food Pantry Fund. 

To access the food pantry or to make donations, please contact:

Elaine Martin - Student Care Case Manager
O: 478.757.2264