The Office of Undergraduate Education

Comet Cupboard

Comet Cupboard Hours

The Comet Cupboard is currently doing weekly on-campus distributions of food and personal care items. Please monitor our social media or email to learn more about scheduled distributions.

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.

The Comet Cupboard is anticipating food and personal care item shortages during the coming weeks. We hope you’ll help us continue to feed our hungry Comets! Contact to learn how to donate items, or donate online now.

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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 currently enrolled UT Dallas undergraduate students are eligible and encouraged to volunteer, although there are a limited number of volunteer spots available.

    Fall 2020 update: Comet Cupboard volunteers are currently being asked to serve in a virtual role. The spots to serve virtually may be limited to various roles.

  • 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.

    Fall 2020 update: For the Fall, the Comet Cupboard is currently run by UT Dallas staff and faculty volunteers. Students have several other options to volunteer for the Cupboard.

    • Become a social media ambassador
    • Create Cooking demos
    • Tell personal hunger stories
    • Design Hunger Awareness graphics
    • Create a Comet Cupboard Cookbook
  • How do I become a Volunteer?

    Please submit an online Comet Cupboard Volunteer Interest Form to apply for a volunteer position during the following semester.

    Fall 2020 update: Students can volunteer by completing the form above. UTD faculty and staff interested in volunteering can email the Comet Cupboard at: to access the sign-up link.

  • What is the time commitment for volunteering?

    Volunteer shifts in the Comet Cupboard are typically 1.5 hours each, and the volunteer is allowed to select the shift(s) that work best with his/her schedule.

    Fall 2020 update: For virtual volunteers, this will vary for each role ranging from 30 minutes to 3 hours. UTD staff and faculty shifts will be in 3 hour increments.

  • How do I verify my Comet Cupboard service hours?

    Please use the Comet Cupboard Service Hours Verification Form to verify service hours or use a form provided by your service group or organization.

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: 972-883-2709

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