We Need You!

Student Testimonials

Your donations create a tremendous difference. Hear from our bear pantry users how your support has positively impacted their lives!

“When I first  heard of the Bear Pantry I was so excited.  I do not know what I would do without you all.  I have two kids at home and our fridge is completely empty.  It is places like this that give me strength mentally and physically to finish my degree at  UNC because I know that the people  here care”

-Anonymous Bear Pantry User


 "Thank you to all the Bear Pantry donors. This semester has been a struggle for me because I  was more concerned about where my next meal would come from and not my classes; this changed once I found the Bear Pantry. Due to your support things are looking up for me.

-Anonymous Bear Pantry User

Thank you for so much for providing students at UNC with this service. it is because of you that students like me do not have to struggle everyday to find food. 

-Anonymous Bear Pantry User


Food Donations

We welcome donations of non-perishable food, freezable items, bread, and personal hygiene items. They can be dropped off at the Bear Pantry located in the garden level of Michener Library (L15). Please be sure items are in good condition and not expired. 

Monetary Donations

Monetary donations are a great way to give! A monetary donation creates an even greater impact then a food donation. Through monetary donation we are able to utilize partnerships we have in the Greeley community to purchase food with a greater nutritional value for our students at whole sale price.  You can make a donation in-person in Michener or through Team UNC the link is located below. 


Needed Items

  • Knorr Rice sides
  • Beans
  • Peanut butter
  • Pasta
  • Knorr Pasta sides
  • Pasta sauce
  • Hot and Cold Cereal
  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Canned meats (such as tuna or Spam)
  • Granola bars
  • Fruit Cups/Canned Fruits 
  • Tuna Salad Packets
  • Easy Mac
  • Freezable items, such as meat, dinners,
  • Vegetables, cheese
  • Bread
  • Ground beef
  • Eggs 


Other Ways to Give

There are many other ways to support students facing food insecurity on our campus, and we cannot do it without help! We encourage organizations, clubs, and teams to host coin drives or canned food drives! Click below to register your event or program.