The Store

Special Notice on COVID-19 Response:

While The Store staff supports reducing the risk of increased exposure to COVID-19, we are also dedicated to providing the high level of support needed for our students that need to remain on campus and the Waco area as classes move online. Stay connected with our office with these opportunities:

1. The Store remains open 8 am-5 pm, Monday-Friday, but is now located in the lobby area of the McLane Student Life Center (SLC). Students who have recently utilized The Store were notified of our continued services email, text, and through social media posts.
2. Virtually connecting via our social media outlets for the latest news. Follow us on Facebook through The Store at Baylor, or follow us on Instagram @TheStoreBU.
3. Students who are struggling to with food needs, please contact The Store team at We will work with you to determine a plan of action based on your specific circumstances.

As we encounter the rapidly changing events caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Student Success Initiatives team will be supporting the prevention efforts as outlined by Baylor University officials:


The Student Success Initiatives office, located in the  Paul L. Foster Success Center, hosts a student food pantry called The Store. The Store is located is currently relocated to the Student Life Center as a safety measure to mitigating the spread of the Coronavirus, this location remains open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.  Students who would like to access the store can stop by anytime during this time frame select the food items they need. Students can access The Store twice a month.

Low income students often feel more marginalized and struggle to develop a sense of belonging. These struggles can be compounded when students are unable to access adequate amounts of food because of the stigma that comes with being hungry. The Store seeks to meet that need! This food pantry will provide students in need with supplemental food so they can bring their best to the campus environment and have the strongest likelihood of achieving academic success. By placing a food pantry in the Paul L. Foster Success Center, we normalize food resources as one of the supports that students can utilize to fully thrive at Baylor. 


Our greatest needs at this time are financial donations to provide a limited amount of meal plans for students needing to remain on campus during COVID-19, as well as, toiletries for our students remaining in the Waco area. 

If you are able to partner with us through a financial donation, please visit our Give site

Written check donations can be mailed to Gift Processing at One Bear Place #97050, Waco, TX 76798-7050.

Additional resources:

In addition to The Store, Baylor students can access The Fridge, Free Farmers Market, and Mobile Food Pantry on campus. Click the icons below to learn more about these resources.


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Read more about The Store in the news:

Baylor opens pantry for students experiencing food insecurity - Waco Tribune-Herald

Baylor begins phase one of ‘The Store,’ on-campus food pantry - Baylor Lariat

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer with The Store, please contact Michelle Cohenour, Director of Student Success Initiatives at or (254) 710-3478.