Comfort Closet Hours of Operation

Panola College Feed the Need Form

Summer Hours:

Monday- Thursday: 8am - 5pm

Friday: 8am - 12pm

Weekends: Closed

In Session Hours:

Monday- Thursday: 9:30am - 3:30pm

Friday: Closed

Weekends: Closed

Monetary Donations

All monetary donations can be made to the Institutional Advancement Office. Please contact Jessica Pace for more information. 

Any mail in donations can be addressed to:

Panola College: Office of Institutional Advancement 

1109 West Panola Carthage, TX 75633

Online Payment:


Feed the Need Logo

Feed the Need comfort closet program provided through donations to Panola College for active Panola College students and staff who may be experiencing basic living insecurities. Students must present an active Panola College I.D. to obtain these items. Our hope is that providing this service to the Panola College Community will help our students be more successful while pursuing their education.

Feed The Need Food and Toiletries Request Form 

Walmart Gift Card Request Form 

(Students may only request a emergency need gift card once per semester. Gift Cards are valued at $50 each)

What is it?

The Student Emergency Relief Walmart Gift Cards are to assists Panola College students by providing financial support to students who have emergency needs arise during the semester. These funds are not intended to replace personal funds that may be available, financial aid, insurance coverage, or other funds for which you may be eligible. This is a one-time gift card to assist students in successfully completing their semester at Panola College.

The needs addressed by this fund are usually urgent, non-recurring, and involve relatively small costs. (Below is a non-exhaustive list of expenses covered by the emergency fund.)

  • Transportation-related to academic needs
  • Food and/or hygiene items
  • Technology needs and other academic supply needs  
  • Medications and other costs related to medical care and safety needs


  • Non-essential utilities (i.e. cable TV), household, or furniture costs
  • Costs for entertainment, recreation, non-emergency travel or other non-essential expenses
  • Loan payments; including car loan, mortgages, and student loans


Please contact Katy Chance for most requested items. As of March. 30 our top 10 most need items are:

  1. Pads
  2. Paper towels
  3. Shampoo(full and travel size)
  4. Lotion
  5. Detergent 
  6. Canned Meat (Tuna, chicken, spam)
  7. Tampons
  8. Snack crackers
  9. Conditioner(full and travel size)
  10. Body wash 

We also have an Amazon Wish List set up for items that can be delivered directly to our recipient Katy Chance.

 View the Wish List here.

Acceptable Items List : Food

  • Can Opener
  • Canned Meat
    • Tuna, Chicken, Chili, Spam
  • Any Chef Boyardee 
  • Apple Sauce
  • Snack Crackers
    • Cheese/ Peanut Butter
  • Saltine Crackers
  • Granola/Protein Bars
  • Cookies
  • Cereal
  • Oatmeal (Single Serving)
  • Ramen Noodles
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Rice
  • Mac&Cheese (Single Serving)
  • Box of Instant Potatoes
  • Canned Soup
    • Tomato,Chicken Noodle,Campbell's Chunky, Progressive
  • Canned Vegetables
    • Corn,Potatoes, Green Beans, Peas, Beans,Veggie Blends
  • Canned Fruit
    • Fruit Cocktail,Peaches,Pineapple,Mandarin Oranges,Tropical Fruit

Acceptable Items List : Hygiene

  • Soap
  • Lotion
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Detergent 
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Shaving Razors
  • Shaving Cream
  • Q Tips
  • Cotton Balls
  • Band-aids
  • Rags
  • Towels
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
    • Pads, Tampons