Bear Essentials Food Pantry

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Serving registered students, staff and faculty since 2014.

The face of our pantry is the people you know.

The Bear Essentials Food Pantry will stock the following items and each pantry request will obtain the following or equivalent:

  • 1 jar peanut butter
  • 1 jar of jelly
  • 1 can of pasta sauce
  • 3 can of vegetables
  • 1 can of fruit
  • 2 cans of soup
  • 1 box of mac and cheese
  • 2 cans of tuna or chicken
  • 1 muffin mix
  • 1 package of rice
  • 1 package of spaghetti
  • 1 box of instant oatmeal
  • 5 packages of ramen-style noodles
  • 1 box of instant potatoes

We also accept specialty items such as toothpaste, toothbrush, and feminine and male hygiene products.

The UCA Bear Essentials Food Pantry is a member (#149) of the College and University Food Bank Alliance (CUFBA). CUFBA is a professional organization consisting of campus-based programs focused on alleviating food insecurity, hunger, and poverty among college and university students in the United States.