The Office of Undergraduate Education

Comet Cupboard

The Comet Cupboard is a UT Dallas food pantry initiative dedicated to helping students in need. Its primary mission is to provide necessary food and personal care items to members of the UT Dallas community, but its impact reaches much further. The Comet Cupboard acts as a service learning component of the undergraduate academic experience and strives to cultivate a campus culture where the community is valued above individualism. The Comet Cupboard is located in MC 1.604, in the basement of the McDermott Library.

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Using the Comet Cupboard - FAQ

Donating Items

Donating Money - FAQ

  • Can I donate money to the Comet Cupboard?

    Yes! Your financial contributions enable the Comet Cupboard to purchase food at a reduced cost, ensuring a steady inventory of needed items.

  • Can I donate cash or by check?

    The Comet Cupboard accepts donations of cash or personal checks made out to UT Dallas. You may bring your donation to the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, located at 3000 Waterview Parkway, in the Synergy Park North Building (SPN 2.120), between 8am and 5pm. You may also mail your check to:

    The University of Texas at Dallas
    Office of Development and Alumni Relations, SPN10
    800 West Campbell Road
    Richardson, TX 75080

  • Can I make an online donation?

    Yes! Make your gift online at

  • Are donations tax-deductible?

    Yes! Your donation is tax-deductible. A gift receipt will be mailed to you for your records.

Volunteering - FAQ

  • Who can volunteer at the Comet Cupboard?

    All UT Dallas students are eligible and encouraged to volunteer, however, there is a limited number of volunteer spots available. Please submit an online Comet Cupboard Volunteer Interest Form to be considered as a volunteer.

  • What volunteer opportunities are available at the Comet Cupboard?

    The Comet Cupboard is run solely by student volunteers. Volunteers are needed to assist students as they shop for necessary food and personal care items, receive and process incoming donations, stock shelves, manage Cupboard inventory, and occasionally pickup donations from sites on or away from the UT Dallas campus.

  • How do I become a Volunteer?

    Becoming a Volunteer is easy! Submit your form online Comet Cupboard Volunteer Interest Form. You will receive an email about how to complete training once you complete the online form. Contact the Office of Undergraduate Education via email or 972-883-6706 if you have questions.

  • What is the time commitment for volunteering?

    Volunteer shifts in the Comet Cupboard are generally about 1.5 hours each and you can choose which shifts work best for your schedule. We ask that volunteers commit to 5 hours per month, but we can accommodate those who need to fulfill one-time service-hour requirements as well. The Comet Cupboard is conveniently located on-campus which makes it easy to volunteer.

  • Are Comet Cupboard student leadership opportunities available?

    We have several Student Leadership teams supporting the Comet Cupboard. If you are interested in helping with Internal Marketing, External Marketing, Volunteer Coordination, or being a Cupboard Student Ambassador, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Education via email or 972-883-6706. Students involved in Comet Cupboard leadership are expected to volunteer in the Comet Cupboard, alongside their leadership duties.

Click here for the Comet Cupboard Volunteer Interest Form

Contact Us

For further information about the Comet Cupboard, please contact:

The Office of Undergraduate Education
800 West Campbell Road, FO16
Office: FO 2.710
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
OUE Telephone: 972-883-6706
Comet Cupboard Office Telephone: 972-883-2950