Mimi’s Pantry exists to ensure food stability, human dignity, and nutritional well-being for full-time students who cannot afford a comprehensive food plan attending Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, and Spelman College.

Mimi’s Pantry is dedicated to Ms. Evelyn Gibson Lowery, affectionately known as “Mimi” by her grandchildren, who dedicated her life to ensuring that the “least of these” were never forgotten, nor forsaken. In her honor and by her example, Mimi’s Pantry is dedicated to providing services to all eligible AUC students.


The concept of a food pantry on the AUC’s campus was birthed by a Change Agent, Malika Flowers, during the Lowery Institute’s inaugural “Change Agent Tank”. In response to her own experiences and the experiences she witnessed among many AUC students, Ms. Flowers shared the difficult choices many students make between textbooks, accessories and food. Flowers envisioned the creation of a food pantry on the AUC campus. Mimi’s Pantry represents the combination of Ms. Flower’s vision, and the support and research of the Lowery Institute.


Pantry Services:

Mimi’s Pantry became operational in September 2016.  The pantry has grown from providing  a weeks worth of food to 25 students per week to currently serving 100 students a week.
Each week, students who are interested in receiving a pantry package may register online here. Upon completion of the form, eligible students will be contacted by a pantry staff member to schedule pick-up of their pantry bag.
Currently, Mimi’s Pantry provides packages of nutritious, non-perishable items to eligible students from Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, and Spelman College.
Beginning in August 2017, students will also be able to register to receive a package containing toiletry items from Mimi’s Pantry.



To be Eligible for Pantry Food Services Students MUST:
  1. Be a full-time student at Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, or Spelman College.
  2. Provide Proof of Need – Demonstrate a meal plan with 150 or less meals per Semester**
Recipients from Spelman College: 
  • Must Display Valid Spelman College ID
  • Show proof of a Commuter meal plan or less
Recipients from Morehouse College:
  • Must Display Valid Morehouse College ID
  • Show proof of Plan D or E
Recipients from Clark Atlanta University
  • Must Display Valid Clark Atlanta University College ID
  • Show Proof of a Meal Plan with Block 130 or less (Block 60, Block 30)

Schedule of Operations:

Mimi’s Pantry is open Monday through Friday, from 2pm – 5 pm. However, during the summer, the pantry will operate on a special schedule.
Between May 29, and August 15, Mimi’s Pantry will be open on Fridays from 9AM – 5 PM. Registrants may apply online at any time, but pick-ups will be limited to Fridays between 9AM and 5 PM, or by scheduled appointment. We will reopen for normal operations on August 16th.
We will be closed in accordance with Clark Atlanta University’s operating calendar.
Please contact a Pantry Representative @ mimispantry@loweryinstitute.org to schedule an individual pickup or register here.

Help Us Fill Our Pantry!!!

Non-Perishable Food Donations may be dropped off Monday through Friday at the Joseph and Evelyn Lowery Institute from 9 AM – 5 PM.
To schedule a food drop-off, contact us @ mimispantry@loweryinstitute.org or call us at 404-524-8406 or click the link below to make a financial donation to our pantry.

We are also requesting the following travel-sized toiletry items:





For information about volunteering at Mimi’s Pantry, or to inquire about ways to sponsor a food drive to benefit the  pantry, please contact us @ mimispantry@loweryinstitute.org.

Mimi’s Pantry is staffed by the Joseph and Evelyn Lowery Institute Change Agents. For those interested in learning how to serve as a Change Agent, please contact info@loweryinstitute.org.


 Pantry Location:

Mimi’s Pantry is located at the Thomas Cole Science and Research Center at Clark Atlanta University. The Pantry is housed on the second floor, in Suite 217.


The Thomas Cole Science and Research Center

Suite 217

266 Lee Ln

Atlanta, GA, 30314