UNT Food Pantry accepting donations

Oct. 15, 2020

The UNT Food Pantry is continuing to accept donations to address food insecurity among our students. This has definitely been a hard year for everyone, and any items you can give are appreciated.

For safety during the pandemic, the pantry is offering students contactless curbside pick-up only, in the back of Crumley Hall at the Diamond Eagle Student Resource Center. A Google form is updated each week for students to place their orders.

Thanks to a generous donor, the food pantry has a refrigerator and a freezer this year, which is helping students get a wider variety of items. In addition to food and toiletry items, they will take donations of empty egg cartons to help divide up the eggs that are now available for students.

They also accept cash, checks, donations through UNT Advancement and grocery store gift cards. The checks and gift cards can be mailed (University of North Texas, Dean of Students Office, 1155 Union Circle #305008, Denton, TX 76203-5017) or dropped off in the University Union, Suite 409.

Donations can be dropped off:
  • During curbside pick-up hours: 4-6 p.m. Wednesdays; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. Thursdays; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays
  • In the Dean of Students Office at the University Union, Suite 409: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday 
  • At department sites on campus that are collecting donations for the food pantry — UNT International has collection boxes in Marquis Hall through October

If you are donating perishable items, please email deanofstudents@unt.edu to coordinate a drop-off time. If needed, faculty and staff on the main campus also can schedule a donation pick-up time. 

Please make sure donated food items are convenient. For example, easy-open cans are preferred to those that require a can opener.

Due to shelving constraints and storage safety, the pantry is not accepting: 

Canned green beans, canned corn, canned peas, Vienna sausage, canned tuna, or fresh or frozen meats. Expired food cannot be accepted at any time.

These items are especially needed for 2020-21:
SOUPS: CANNED VEGETABLES: FROZEN: GRAINS/PASTAS:
Chicken soup Beets Hot pockets Instant rice/rice
Vegetable soup Carrots Uncrustables Mac & cheese
Beef soups Potatoes Individual frozen meals Ramen
Gumbo Mushrooms Frozen fruit/veggies Mashed potatoes
Broths (chicken/beef/veggie) Tomatoes Pizza Pastaroni
  Baby corn   Boxed meals
CANNED MEATS: Water chestnuts SNACKS:  
Chicken Bamboo shoots Fruit cups TOILETRIES:
Spam   Fruit snack gummies Toothbrushes
Chili BAKING: Chips Toothpaste
  Flour/baking power/soda Crackers Shampoo
CANNED FRUITS: Brown sugar Popcorn Conditioner
Pears Extracts Packaged baked goods (like muffins) Body wash
Peaches   Pudding Deodorant
Pineapples BREAKFAST: Jell-O Toilet paper
Mixed fruit Cereal (boxed or bagged) Goldfish Hand towels
Apricots Oatmeal Pretzels Hand sanitizer
  Breakfast bars or poptarts Candy Wipes
CANNED BEANS:   Granola bars Products for natural hair
Black beans PERISHABLES: Trail mix Disposable masks
Pork n beans Eggs/milk/cheese Peanut butter Disposable gloves
Kidney beans Fruits/veggies Jelly Menstrual products
Garbanzo beans (chickpeas) Juice    
  Yogurt