Vandal Food Pantry
In response to COVID-19:
The Vandal Food Pantry cabinets are no longer available to community members and students due to COVID-19. In order to keep food available for patrons, we will operate a curbside pick up from the loading zone at the Pitman Center off of Deakin Ave. (the East side of the building across from St. Augustine's). Meal bags will be prepacked and patrons will be given bags based on their family size. The Mobile Food Pantry will also continue to operate as scheduled in parking lot 108 (West of the Rec Center).
Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup Summer Dates and Hours:
Mondays, May 18 through Aug. 17: 10 a.m. through noon
Wednesdays*, May 20 through Aug. 19: 12-2 p.m.
*June 3, July 1 and Aug. 5 events will be held in parking lot 108 (west of the Student Recreation Center) to accommodate the Idaho Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry.
Due to COVID-19 related building closures, none of the Vandal Food Pantry cabinets are currently available. Food will be distributed on dates listed above on the East side of the Pitman Center at the loading/ unloading zone. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Anyone can donate to the Vandal Food Pantry.
Drop off your donations in boxes located in the Idaho Student Union Building (second floor by the elevator near the rotunda), in the Counseling and Testing Center (first floor of Forney Hall) and in the Pitman Center (first floor across from the information desk).
If you are interested in hosting a food drive to benefit the Vandal Food Pantry, email email@example.com.
The Mobile Food Pantry is a monthly event held in partnership with the Idaho Foodbank to provide healthy and fresh foods to patrons of the Vandal Food Pantry. The event takes place from noon through 2 p.m. every first Wednesday of the academic year (Sept. through May) and is open to all people.
The event is currently being hosted in Parking Lot 108 (west of the Student Recreation Center).
On behalf of the Idaho Food Bank (Feeding America), volunteers do collect a summary of information from those who visit the Mobile Food Pantry. The data that is collected is: name; city of residence; first time visiting the mobile; how many people you are providing food for and their ages.
Due to COVID-19, the Mobile Pantry will function as a drive through/walk through style until further notice. This means that patrons will be unable to self-select their items. Food will be prepackaged for you.
Looking for ways to get involved and give back? The Vandal Food Pantry is always in need of support in the form of volunteers.
Visit the Vandal Food Pantry page on GivePulse to view upcoming service opportunities. If you are interested in coordinating a group volunteer activity with the Pantry please contact firstname.lastname@example.org directly.
Any student having difficulty affording or accessing safe, sufficient food to eat is urged to contact the Center for Volunteerism and Social Action at email@example.com or visit ISUB 301 for a list of resources and support. The Vandal Food Pantry is a free resource, open to all, and available at eight different and discrete locations across campus. There are no eligibility requirements to use the pantries. Each pantry is stocked weekly with food, grocery bags, and various hygiene items. Take what you need. For more information, visit uidaho.edu/food-pantry.