Food Pantry

 

 

What is the UV "You Can" Food Pantry?

In partnership with Community Action Services and Food Bank, the Center runs an on-campus food pantry available for students, faculty, and staff struggling with any type of food insecurity.

What does the food pantry offer?

The UV “You Can” Food Pantry offers canned goods and boxed items. We also offer basic hygiene kits, and 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. The UV "You Can" Food Pantry provides grocery bags for students to use during their visit. 

picture of the food pantry stocked with food

Who can use the pantry?

Criteria: You must be a UVU student (taking at least 6 credits during the Fall/Spring 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. 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 (SC 105) 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 or faculty/staff ID.

picture of male students stocking food pantry shelves

Do I need to bring identification with me?

Yes, you will need to bring a valid UVU student or faculty/ staff  ID.

The UV “You Can” Food Pantry is located in the Volunteer & Service-Learning Center, which is in the Sorenson  Student Center (SC) room 105. Campus Map 

 

When is the food pantry open?

Hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm

Please keep in mind that sometimes we are in meetings or attending other events during these hours. To schedule a time please call our office at 801-863-8786 or email Lori.Phipps@uvu.edu. Scheduling an appointment is not necessary.

 

Does the food pantry take donations?

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 items based on UVU's needs.

Food Drives: Various food drives are hosted on campus during the school year. You can donate your canned/boxed items to any of the marked bins throughout campus as well!

picture of food on food pantry shelf

 

Are there any other resources?

Community Resources

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 includes or housing information, educational opportunities, Utah County Crisis Line, Community Action Services & Food Bank, the UVU Student Health Center, and more. Please let us know if you are looking for additional resources and we will connect you with the appropriate departments or organizations.

The following links are included in our community resource packet. So if you need additional help, please visit these sites for further information:

On-Campus Resources

Off-Campus Resources

For questions or additional information please call our office at 801-863-8786 or email lori.phipps@uvu.edu. You may also visit our office, the Volunteer & Service-Learning Center in SC 105.

Additional resources:

  UVU Food Pantry

UVU Food Pantry flyer listing items available in food pantry and location