Jump to main content

Bear Pantry Needs Your Help

Student looking and organizing cans

February 28, 2020

There have been over 4,070 student visits alone in this academic year.  We are asking for your support on donating any items listed below, any donations are appreciated and accepted.

What is the Bear Pantry? 

The Bear Pantry is a program that assists students in the community who are faced with food insecurity. The purpose of the program is to help students minimize food insecurity so they can focus on their academics. The Bear Pantry is open to all UNC students and they can receive up to 5-nonperishable, frozen, or toiletry items twice a week. All students need is their student ID.

Open Hours

We will not be open for regular hours during Spring Break. Please call 970-351-2001 if you need access over break.  

Items you can Donate: 

Snacks for Snack Packs:

  • Juice Boxes
  • Granola Bars
  • Fruit Snacks
  • Apple Sauce
  • Fruit Roll-up 
  • Goldfish 
  • Pudding
  • Chips

Hygiene Products:

  • Laundry
  • Detergent
  • Soaps
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoos
  • Toilet Paper 
  • Feminine
  • Products

Canned Foods:

  • Canned Fruit and Vegetables 
  • Canned Soups
  • Canned Meats
  • Canned Beans (Black, Pinto, Refried, Kidney) 
  • Chef Boyardee 


  • Cereal (Hot and Cold)
  • Peanut Butter
  • Pasta
  • Easy Baked Goods
  • Muffin Mix
  • Corn Bread Mix
  • Knorr Rice
  • Pasta Sauce/Side
  • Tuna Salad Packets
  • Easy Mac
  • Freezable Items (meat, dinners, vegetables, fruit)
  • Cheese
  • Bread
  • Eggs

How can I Donate?

All items can be dropped off at the Bear Pantry, we are located in the University Center Suite 2166. Please donate all items in good condition and not expired. 

You may also do a monetary donation. The Bear Pantry is partnered with the Greeley community and will purchase food items with your donation. You can also do a in-person donation at the UC 2205 or below. 

Give Monetary Donation