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UNG Food Pantry of Gainesville

On campus food pantries have been increasing since the recession began in 2007. Currently more than 200 U.S. colleges operate pantries for students in need. According to the Wall Street Journal, factors that continue to drive campus food pantries are mainly increases in tuition, housing, books and transportation.

About Our UNG Food Pantry

The UNG Food Pantry will provide non-perishable food items and basic supplies to food insecure students, staff and faculty in need. The food pantry is not a university funded service. The services are financed through year-round charitable fundraising events. Most of the food is from donations. Products offered are dependent on their availability, as well as our financial situation. We try to provide as much variety as possible while still maintaining cost limitations and providing for the basic needs for those who need assistance.

General Information
  • Please bring your UNG ID, Without it, we will be unable to serve you.
  • Every time you come to the Food Pantry you will be asked to check-in at the front table.  Beginning on your second visit you will also have a short interview with a Service Learning Student or Volunteer.  The purpose of this interview is to determine what kinds of foods you would like, and to provide other information as appropriate. 
  • The UNG Food Pantry receives most of it’s food from donations.  Products offered are dependent on their availability, as well as our financial situation.  We try to provide as much variety as possible, while still maintaining cost limitations and providing for the basic food needs of our clients
  • Please only take the kinds of food you will actually use, so that we have plenty for everyone.
  • The UNG Food Pantry is not a university-funded service.  We finance our services through year-round charitable fundraising events.
  • If you are interested in volunteering. Please email carly.redding@ung.edu.
  • If you have any questions, or need referral for assistance to another office,  please ask one of the Food Pantry team members present at the front door.
Items Needed

Food Items

  • Peanut butter and Jelly
  • Oatmeal
  • Cereal
  • Non-perishable milk
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned beans
  • Snack/protein bars
  • Pasta
  • Pasta sauce
  • Canned meats(chicken, tuna, salmon, and turkey)
  • Crackers
  • Nuts and trail mixes
  • Dried fruits
  • Canned soups and chili
  • Bottled water

School, Cleaning and Hygiene Supplies:

  • Antibacterial cleaning wipes
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap/body wash
  • Toothbrush
  • Tooth paste
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Combs/Brushes
  • Disposable razors
  • Pens/pencils/highlighters
  • Bluebooks/notebooks/paper
  • Book bags

Hour and Locations

Summer Hours

Monday - Thursday
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Location

Gainesville campus
Student Center
Room 338

Partners

Georgia Mountain Food Bank Logo link

Food Bank NorthEast Georgia logo link

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