Service & Volunteerism


The SHOP was created by a group of students looking to give back to their community. Our mission is to engage with anti-hunger advocates and serve the student population by increasing hunger awareness and food security. We are located in Beyer Hall, room 1306. Our hours are Tuesday and Friday 10:00 AM - 2 PM. We also have food pantries at Frederiksen Court Community Center and Schilletter-University Village Community Center. The SHOP is run by volunteers and the food is obtained through donations. Students may come in and pick-up food without showing any ID, which makes this service completely anonymous.


This organization has no affiliations.

Constitution / Tier

File SHOPConstitution2016.docx
Tier Student Organization - Affiliated

Membership Information

Student Members 153
ISU Members 7
Non-ISU Members 24
Allowed Members Students and Staff of Iowa State University
Allowed Officers Students of Iowa State University
Membership Qualifications Active volunteers must volunteer three one-hour shifts per semester of involvement and be food safe certified.
Membership Restrictions None
Elections/Selection Yearly elections before the beginning of the calendar year.
Meetings Monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of the month.

Description of Regular Meetings/Activities

Volunteers meet once per month to remain updated on organization activities and events.

Description of Special Events

Mobile SHOP is an event put on by the SHOP once per semester in which our food pantry brings food directly to apartments where students live. This increases accessibility and awareness of our organization.