Donate to The Pantry

The Pantry operates off of the generosity of the campus and community.

All monetary donations to The Pantry are tax exempt and help provide the funding to restock the pantry as-needed as well as provide campus meal plan scholarships to students that are in need of additional support. 

The Pantry operates off of generous donations from community and campus supporters. If you would like to support the pantry by donating goods, please reference the list below for recommended items. We cannot receive any food that is expired. Please check expiration dates before donating. Contact communityservice@una.edu or 256-765-4693 to arrange donation pick-up/drop-off. 

Recommended items include:

  • Canned Vegetables (corn, green beans, mixed veggies, peas, carrots, potatoes)
  • rice cups
  • long-grain rice
  • peanut butter
  • jelly
  • chicken broth
  • macaroni and cheese/Easy Mac cups
  • Chef Boyardee style products
  • dried pasta
  • ramen
  • pasta sauce
  • cereal
  • jerky
  • tuna
  • mashed potato cups 
  • raisins
  • fruit cups/pudding cups
  • popcorn
  • coffee and tea
  • granola bars
  • juice/coffee/tea
  • oatmeal
  • soups
  • Gluten free specific foods
  • Can Openers
  • Basic cooking utensils
  • Gift cards (grocery)
  • Men's hygiene products (body wash, deodorant, shampoo, etc.)
  • Women's hygiene products (body wash, deodorant, shampoo, etc.)
  • Pads & tampons
  • Toothpaste & toothbrushes
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Laundry detergent

The Pantry has created an Amazon wishlist that donations may be purchased from. The wishlist includes items that are needed in the pantry. Upon purchase, the items wil be shipped to the University of North Alabama. 

VIEW THE WISHLIST HERE

One of the quickest ways that we can provide food and hygiene items to our students is by providing them with gift cards to local grocery stores. This gives them the opportunity to purchase the items they need as they need it. If you would like to support our students this way, the information below provides details on how to get the gift card to us so that we can distribute them to our students. 

In-store purchase:
If you are purchasing a physical gift card from a store, please contact communityservice@una.edu about arranging a pick-up. 

Online purchase:

  • Target and Walmart - Target and Walmart allow an online purchase and e-mail delivery method. Upon puchase, please send the gift card to communityservice@una.edu
  • Publix - Publix allows an online purchase. To have the cards delivered to the pantry, please enter the following mailing address:
    University of North Alabama
    c/o The Pantry
    UNA Box 5033
    Florence, AL 35632

UNA Faculty and Staff may deduct a pantry donation from their payroll. In order to do so, please complete the following form and send to Mary Ramey (mramey@una.edu) in the Office of Advancement. Be sure to enter "The Pantry" on the designation line.

Payroll Deduction Form

Office of Student Engagement
c/o The Pantry
UNA Box 5033
Florence AL 35632

​*All checks must be made payable to "The Pantry at UNA".