Knights' Table (MGA Food Pantry)

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Welcome to the Knights' Table.  Everyone deserves a place at our table!


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 the Student Life Center on the Macon campus and Welch Hall on the Cochran Campus. 

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.

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.


Individuals on the Cochran and Macon campus can schedule an appointment to access the Knights' Table by contacting the Student Care Case Manager, Elaine Martin at 478-757-2264 or

To request a pre-packaged food bag, individuals should complete this form -

Knights' Table pre-packaged food bags may include the following items, dependent on availability of items:

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 

Knights' Table  personal care kits may include the following items, dependent on availability of items:

Possible items to be included in personal care kits.
Type of Item Amount in 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.  Donations can be dropped off at the following locations:

  • Macon Campus - Student Life Center, 2nd Floor, Room 276
  • Cochran Campus - Welch Hall

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

  • 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
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

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

Elaine Martin - Student Care Case Manager
O: 478.757.2264