The pantry is a recognized student organization that is operated by a student executive board. Its operation is run out of the Office of Student Involvement in Maucker Union and is mainly funded through donations.
In the spring of 2018, a food insecurities task force was created to determine the need of our students and the extent of insecurity on our campus for food and necessary items.
Based on the task force's findings that 16% of surveyed students had low food insecurity, a recommendation was made to establish a food and necessity pantry on campus. The Panther Pantry looks to increase awareness of college student food and personal hygiene insecurities. Healthy food can assist a college student in being better prepared to face each day.
If you are a UNI student and would like more information on how to join the executive board or volunteer at the pantry, please send us an email at email@example.com.