Feeding the Pride

The mission of Feeding the Pride is to alleviate hunger within the UNA community and raise awareness about the growing issue of food insecurity across campus. 

Pantry Primary Contact: Bethany Green, bloliver@una.edu
Office of Student Engagement in GUC 163

For questions regarding the mobile pantry and Rice Hall location, please contact:
Justin Brown, jbrown39@una.edu 
Housing & Residence Life Senior Resident Advisor (through May 2020)

  1. Student Engagement Center - Guillot University Center, Suite 163
    Monday - Friday: 8:00am-4:30pm
    *This location is not open when the university is closed (i.e. holidays, breaks, etc.)
  2. Rice Hall - ground floor
    Monday - Friday: 8:00pm
    Saturday & Sunday - 2:00pm & 8:00pm
    *This location will be available when the university is closed.
  3. Collier Library - circulation desk at the entrance
    *This location only has pre-bagged food options that are available in limited quantity. 

In addition to the permanent pantry location on the ground floor of Rice Hall, the Department of Housing and Residence Life offers a mobile pantry where items are moved between the four largest residence halls throughout each month. Items are available to be picked up between 8:00pm-12:00am at the RA desk in each residence hall lobby. 

Below is the monthly schedule of when the items will be in each hall:

1st week of month - Mattielou
2nd week of month - Olive 
3rd week of month - Rivers 
4th week of month - Rice

All currently enrolled UNA students may use the food pantry services. Students will be asked to show their Mane Card upon arrival.

Students should simply show up to a pantry location during the hours of operation to receive food assistance. There are no requirements of who can/can't use the pantry outside of being a current UNA student. 

Students may opt-in for text message notifications of pantry announcements (i.e. pantry re-stock, fresh food delivery, refrigerated meals, etc.)

These items are available in the pantry:

  • Nonperishable food (canned food, pastas, soups, etc.)
  • Hygiene items; men's & women's (body wash, shampoo/conditioner, feminine hygiene products, etc.)
  • Basic necessities (paper towels, toilet paper, laundry detergent, can openers, etc.)
  • Fresh fruit and vegetables *available on occasion
  • Cooked refrigerated meals *available on occasion

UNA has allocated 500 meal swipes each semester for students that need additional campus dining resources. Any currently enrolled student may request meal swipes at their own convenience. In order to submit a request, please fill out the online form found here.

Once the form has been submitted, the University Case Manager will reach out to complete the process. 

The Feeding the Pride food pantry operates off of generous donations from community and campus supporters. Item and monetary donations are both accepted in the following ways:

  • Food and Basic Needs Items
  • Amazon Wishlist Orders
  • Online Monetary 
  • Faculty/Staff Payroll Deduction
  • Cash or Check

To find out more information about how, where, what, and when to donate, please CLICK HERE. 

Feeding the Pride at UNA is a member of the Alabama Campus Coalition for Basic Needs and the College and University Food Bank Alliance: www.cufba.org

For students using pantry resources:
Click here to access the pantry check in form.