Campus Pantry

About the Campus Pantry

The goal of the UA Campus Pantry is to reduce food insecurity in our Wildcat Community. At our distribution events, students and staff can grab important food staples at no cost. All you need is your CatCard!

The mission of the UA Campus Pantry is to alleviate hunger in the UA Wildcat community by providing food assistance to those in need.

On average, 1 in 3 college students experience food insecurity at some point in their academic career. The Campus Pantry helps to reduce this statistic by providing supplemental groceries to students in need. Although we are not able to provide all necessities one might need, our goal is to help fill in the gaps so users do not experience the critical symptoms of food insecurity. On campus, food insecurity looks different for all students. Sometimes it can be a lack of access to transportation, lack of financial resources, or simply not having enough or nutritious foods. 

The UA Campus Pantry was first chartered in the Spring of 2012, along with a small group of student volunteers with a passion for serving the University of Arizona students and staff members. The UA Campus Pantry is committed to helping students and staff who experience food insecurity gain access to nutritional resources. 

The UA Campus Pantry contributes to an environment of growth and encouragement supporting students in pursuit of a higher education and a healthier lifestyle through community strengthening, partnering, and student leadership.