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Pantry Closed for Thanksgiving

We will be closed from Wednesday, 11/23 through Friday, 11/25 for Thanksgiving. We will reopen at our regular hours on Monday, 11/28.  Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday!

Homecoming Food Drive Winners!

Many thanks to all the participants for their donations! Special thanks goes out to Athletics for 4 consecutive wins! The winners by category are listed below:


Homecoming Food Drive

Gather non-perishable items and deliver to the Bear Essentials Food Pantry to be weighed Thursday, October 27 between 11 am and 4 pm.  Winners will be announced in the following categories: Recognized Student Organization, Non-Academic Office/Department, and Academic Office/Department.

Thank you for your support of UCA’s Food Pantry — Bears feeding Bears!

Closed For Fall Break

The Bear Essentials Food Pantry is closed for UCA’s Fall Break, 10/20 & 10/21, but will resume regular hours on Monday, 10/24. If you ever need food assistance during our closed times, please refer to this website of Conway AR Food Pantries:

Closed for Labor Day

The Bear Essentials Food Pantry will be closed Monday, 9/5, for Labor Day.  We will reopen on Tuesday, 9/6 with our Fall Semester Open Hours of 11 – 5 Mon & Tues, and 11 – 7 Wed & Thurs.





Current Food Pantry Hours

During this transitional time from end of summer to the start of classes, the Bear Essentials Food Pantry will be open Monday through Thursdays, from 11 am – 4 pm.

We will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, September 5, 2022.

Our Fall Semester Open hours will start on Tuesday, September 6th.  These hours will be posted before that date.

Food Pantry Closed Memorial Day

The Bear Essentials Food Pantry will be closed on Monday, May 30th for Memorial Day.  The Food Pantry will resume regular Summer Hours of 12 – 4, Monday – Thursday, on Tuesday, May 31st.UCA website:




Food Pantry Summer Hours

The Bear Essentials Food Pantry’s Summer 2022 Hours are starting Monday, May 2nd.



The Bear Essentials Food Pantry will be open Monday through Thursday, March 21 – 24, from 12 – 4 pm during UCA’s Spring Break.  We will resume our regular Spring Semester 2022 hours on Monday, March 28.

Food Drive at 10Box 2/12/22

The ladies of AKA will be hosting a food drive at 10Box Conway from 10 – 2 on Saturday, 2/12/22.