UNA food pantry opens

UNA’s Feeding the Pride food pantry has officially opened to students in GUC 225c in the Student Government Association’s chambers room.  The pantry offers students a week’s supply of food at a time through online request.

The pantry is a result of UNA student Julia Henderson’s efforts over the last two years.

“I was out to eat with some of my fellow (resident advisers) last year, and we talked about how some people were stealing food from their roommates,” she said. “So, I said it wouldn’t be a problem if we had a food pantry on campus.”

After Henderson met with student engagement officials all last spring and summer and researched other universities’ food pantries, UNA’s Feeding the Pride pantry opened at the beginning of this fall semester.

Hours of operation for the facility are Mondays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

The pantry’s services are for students who struggle to afford food, Henderson said. Food for the pantry is provided by Collier Library’s donations for its canned food amnesty program and outside donations.

Students who are interested in these services can fill out a first-time client information sheet online at www.una.edu/feedingthepride.