Bear Essentials Food Pantry

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Serving registered students, staff and faculty since 2014.

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 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. www.cufba.org