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At this time, the Bear Pantry will be supporting students’ access to food through limited operating hours.

Please continue to refer to this page for updates to Bear Pantry hours and services.

November 28 to December 5 is the week of Bearnanza! We are grateful to share that the Bear Pantry will be one of the featured funds,  along with the Student Emergency Support Fund

If you or somebody you know has the means to donate to these programs, please visit the Bearnanza link to donate: 


We would like to thank the Office of Annual Giving in University Advancement for organizing this wonderful event. We appreciate their efforts to support programs for students in need!

Bear Pantry at UNC

UNC's Bear Pantry is a collaborative initiative on campus to assist students in our community who are faced with food insecurity. Bear Pantry supplements the food supply for any UNC students experiencing hunger and struggling to buy food. Bear Pantry hopes to minimize food insecurity while students work toward completing their education.

Visiting The Pantry

Every UNC student, staff and faculty member is able to visit the pantry once per week and choose up to 7 items at no cost. Items available include non-perishables, perishables and personal hygiene products. There is no reservation required, simply stop by the pantry during open hours. Anyone with a current Bear ID Number is eligible. 

Popular Items Needed from Donations

  • pasta and pasta sauce
  • canned soups, chili and pasta
  • canned tuna/tuna packs
  • canned chicken/other canned meats
  • shelf-stable mashed potato mix
  • rice
  • peanut butter 
  • jelly
  • cereal
  • ramen
  • snack items
  • cooking oil 
  • paper towels
  • toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • tide-pods
  • deodorant
  • menstrual products

Helpful Links to Community Resources 

Weld County Food Bank

Mobile Food Pantry