Utah Valley University’s Volunteer & Service-Learning Center, in partnership with
Community Action Services and Food Bank, is sponsoring an on-campus food pantry for
students who are facing food insecurity. The purpose of the food pantry is to decrease
student food insecurity, increase healthy eating choices, and help improve student
The UV “You Can” Food Pantry offers canned goods, and some packaged items, when they
are available. Students who visit the food pantry can choose from the canned or packaged
items, or any of the pre-packed food boxes in the pantry. These pre-packed items are
available for family sizes of 2-4. Items included in the boxes are canned fruits,
canned vegetables, and boxed dinners such as Macaroni and Cheese. The UV "You Can"
Food Pantry does provide grocery bags for students to use during their visit.
While we have food items, we also offer basic hygiene kits, and we are now offering
items such as baby formula, diapers, etc. However, these items are available only
when our partner Community Action Services and Food Bank has them in stock. If you
are interested in these items, please call and request them a week (7 days) before
you visit our pantry to ensure that they are in stock.
Criteria: You must be a UVU student (taking at least 6 credits during the Fall/Winter semesters.
During the Summer terms, students do not need to be enrolled in school to use the
Food Pantry), faculty, or staff working at UVU to use the food pantry. Additionally,
you must sign a statement of need. Family includes dependents (under the age of 18
living at home) or spouse of the student.
Check-in procedures: You must check in at the front desk (LC 205) and complete the Intake Form and show
your valid UVU student ID at your first visit. On subsequent visits you will need
to check in at the front desk and show your valid UVU student ID card.
Items to bring: A valid UVU student ID. Faculty/Staff UVU ID.
Please keep in mind that sometimes we are in meetings or attending other events during
these hours. To schedule a time please call Natasha Carlton at 801-863-5335 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org. Scheduling an appointment is not necessary, only if you want to make sure that someone
is here to help you.
Donations: If you are interested in donating non-perishable food items please donate the items
to Community Action Services Food Bank located at 815 S. Freedom Blvd in Provo. The
Volunteer & Service-Learning Center is not able to accept any food donations due to
processing procedures. Community Action Services Food Bank processes all food donated
and sends UVU the requested items based on UVU's needs.
Food Drives: Also, keep an eye out for various food drives that we will hold on campus during
the school year. You can donate your canned/boxed items to any of the marked bins
throughout campus as well!
When using the Food Pantry for the first time, we will give you a Community Resource
Packet. This packet contains information about on-campus and off-campus organizations
and companies that can further aid you with other things you may need.
Our Community Resource packet will have information for you if you are looking for
housing, educational opportunities, the crisis line, Community Action Food Bank (located
in Provo), Student Health Center, and many more! Even if you've attended the Food
Pantry previously, but have not received a packet, please ask for one! We would love
to help you in anyway that we can.
The following links are included in our community resource packet, so if you need
additional help, please visit these sites for further information: