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UNG Food Pantry of Gainesville

Food Pantry Operations Updates

Blue Ridge Food Pantry - Open for pick up of non-perishable food items on Mondays and Thursdays.  Email Sandy Ott for Monday pick up and Anna Speessen for Thursday up. 

Cumming Food Pantry - UNG community can send an email for an appointment to coordinate the best service for them. Students also have a second option to schedule appointments and should indicate their interest in Food Pantry services.

Dahlonega Food Pantry  -  Available by appointment only. Please call 706-974-4940.

Gainesville Food Pantry - Open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for curbside pick up only. Please complete the Curbside Intake Form. Please submit orders at least one hour prior to your desired pick up time. For more information, contact or

Oconee Food Pantry - Students, faculty, and staff who need to access the Oconee Food Pantry should text a message to 678-780-9509 and we will reach out to them to arrange a time to meet.

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
  • 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

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