"Fighting hunger one Tar Heel at a time!"
WHERE ARE WE LOCATED?
Avery Residence Hall
295 Ridge Road, Basement Room #BC
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Summer Hours of Operation
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 12PM - 5PM
If students have immediate needs, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Carolina Cupboard will provide food assistance to individuals of the Carolina community be they student, staff, or faculty by acquiring and distributing food to those in need on this campus. The purpose of Carolina Cupboard is multidimensional in that it seeks to provide hunger-relief as well as educating, empowering, and engaging the surrounding community on issues related to food insecurity, poverty, and health & nutrition.
The need for this organization comes at a time when individuals in our very own community are burdened by personal economic strife thus contributing to students experiencing food insecurities. Over the past year, we have heard numerous anecdotal stories from people expressing how at times they've went without food because of extenuating circumstances - greatly affecting their academics. Even more so, a great deal of the staff that work for this university are below the poverty level – and these are some of the most hard working individuals on UNC’s campus. They are priceless gems of this university just as much as students. Through this food pantry initiative, we hope to ensure that those in our community that are experiencing food poverty and insecurities will have one less burden to carry.
As Tar Heels, in a sense we are a family. And as a family, we shouldn’t overlook and neglect those that need help. One way that we believe this university can extend its reach in providing more assistance to students and eventually staff is through this program.
HOW DO I RECEIVE FOOD?
To receive food from the food pantry please click the "How to use the Pantry" button below and follow the instructions on the form. If you have any difficulties please contact us through our contact form or visit us directly at the food pantry in Avery.
HOW TO HELP?
Without volunteers, Carolina Cupboard will not be able to effectively provide food to the people in need in our community. As a food pantry, we will rely heavily on volunteers and donations. There are many ways that people in and outside of the Carolina community can help support CC in our mission to fight food poverty.
Below are our current opportunities:
Food Sorts: Food sorting, packaging, and distribution at the food pantry are the best ways to volunteer. These activities are perfect for individuals or groups.
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities: We need volunteers to help with everything from data entry to educating about nutrition. If you can commit to ongoing support at the food pantry, please fill out the volunteer form by clicking the "Join Us" button.
Host a Food Drive: Organizing food drives in your residence halls, clubs, organizations, or even local churches is a great way to help those in need in our community. If you would like to host a food drive or have any questions or concerns regarding the logistics, please contact Shawnna Gladney, External Donation Manager at email@example.com.
By clicking “Join Us!” you can apply to be a volunteer for the food pantry this upcoming year!
Additionally, please print and fill out the Volunteer Agreement form and bring it to the Food Pantry.
The easiest and most direct way to assist us in our mission to fight against hunger is to donate food and groceries, but we will also take kitchen and bathroom necessities that may assist students in need. Food donations will vary and every contribution is valued, but we do not take products that are perishable (ie. fresh fruits and veggies), packaged in glass containers, or already opened. For reference, please see the list of acceptable items below:
Food Pantry Needs
- Canned products: meats, vegetables, fruits, soups, pastas, etc.
- Hot and cold cereals
- Nutrition bars
- Peanut butter
- Dry pasta
- Seasonings: salt, pepper, sugar, etc.
- Packaged snacks
- Packaged drinks: powdered milk, teas, juices, etc.
- Box mixes: cake, pancake, etc.
- Baby food and cereal (ONLY glass accepted item)
- Baby formula (Enfamil/Similac)
- Can openers
Please make sure your food donations are not expired and do not contain alcohol.
RESOURCES ON CAMPUS AND IN THE COMMUNITY
Carolina Cupboard: Food Pantry at UNC Chapel Hill; firstname.lastname@example.org
Food and Nutrition Services (Food Stamps): Eligibility criteria and application can be found online.
MEALS AND FOOD PANTRIES IN ORANGE COUNTY
Inter- Faith Council
Pantry: 110 W. Main Street, Carrboro, NC 27510 Phone: (919) 929-6380
Hours: M-F 9AM - 5PM
Meals: 100 W. Rosemary Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 Phone: 919-967-0643
Hours: Breakfast: 6:15AM – 7AM (7:15AM – 8AM Sundays)
Lunch: 11:15AM – 12:30PM (12:15PM - 1:30PM on Sundays)
Dinner: 6:15PM- 7PM (same on Sundays)
Evergreen United Methodist Church
Pantry: 11098 Us 15 501 Hwy N, Chapel Hill, NC 27517 Phone: (919) 968-0198
Hours: 1st Tuesday of every month 6:30PM - 7:30PM
2nd Tuesday of every month 10AM - 11AM
3rd Tuesday of every month 6:30PM- 7:30PM
4th Tuesday of every month 6:30PM- 7:30PM
Recipients are limited to 12 visits per year
MEALS AND FOOD PANTRIES IN DURHAM
Mt. Zion Christian Church
Pantry: 3519 Fayetteville Street, Durham, NC 27707 Phone: 919-688-4245
Hours: M-F 9:30AM -11:30AM
First Calvary Baptist Church
Pantry: 1311 Morehead Ave, Durham, NC 27707 Phone: 919-489-4184
Hours: T & Th 10AM - 1PM
Arc of Safety Outreach
Pantry: 1201 W. Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701 Phone: 919-620-7774
Hours: W 6PM - 7PM and 8:30PM - 9PM; delivery available to elderly persons
UNC CAMPUS HELP
Student Emergency Fund
Carr Building CB#5000, 230 East Cameron Avenue, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-5000
Phone: (919) 966-4042
CAROLINA CUPBOARD TEAM
Executive Board 2015-2016
Global Studies and Public Policy
Public Relations Coordinator
Contemporary European Studies, French minor
Communication Studies and Studio Art
OUR SHIFT LEADERS
Dedicating their time and effort to serving the Carolina Community.
(Bottom, Left to Right) Emily Milkes, Ryan Bird, Sydney Lane, Keagan Trahan, Jennifer Tietnguyen, Michaela Deguzman, Julia Kim
(Second Row) Nathanael Jones, Sam Yoo, Zaid Khatib, Jingyi Zhang, Vimbai Muyengwa, Jonathan Buechner, Rafaella De La Vega
(Third Row) Angela Stumph, Danee Shannon, Kimyona Ray, Catherine Howell, Roderick Gladney, Nick Hatcher, Amber Majors
(Last Row) Shawnna Gladney, VeQuain Joyner, Eshany Edwards, Kimberly McCullough, D'Angelo Gatewood, Ankith Donthi, Ken-Shih Fan