Office of Student Leadership and Engagement

Hawk's Harvest UNCW Food Pantry
UNCW Student Food Pantry

Did you know that UNCW students experience food insecurity?
We conducted a survey and found that 14% of students would benefit from a food pantry on or near campus, a growing trend among US college students.
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But only 5% of students said they are already using a food pantry service.
We want to make food available to all students who could benefit!

 The Hawk’s Harvest Food Pantry is open to all students with a valid UNCW ID.



The Newman Center
(UNCW Catholic Campus Ministry)
**All students are welcome regardless of religious affiliation**

 4802 College Acres Drive

Wilmington, NC 28402

*On the southeast corner of Racine and College Acres Drive*
 map to The Newman Center    


Drop-In Hours: 

Thursdays from 3-5pm
Call 910-792-0507 or email

to schedule an appointment


After your visit, check out these easy recipes: 

Good and Cheap Cookbook by Leanne Brown
English Version (pdf)
Spanish Version (pdf) 

 Interested in Donating

Here are the most needed items:
Rice Beans
Peanut Butter Jelly
Bread Cereal
Pasta Pasta Sauce (cans)
Canned Fruits/Vegetables Canned Meats (Tuna or Spam)
Ready-to-eat items, such as granola bars, fruit cups, tuna salad packets, cheese/cracker packs, Easy Mac, and pop-top canned soups/pasta

Please be sure items are in good condition and have not expired.  All donations can be dropped off at the Newman Center – please call (910-792-0507) or email ( in advance to arrange your drop-off.

***We are currently in need of new or gently used reusable grocery bags!  Donations can be dropped off at the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement in room 2029 of the Fisher Student Center***

Interested in Volunteering?

 Hawk’s Harvest is looking for volunteers to assist with setting-up the food for shoppers on Thursday at 1pm, as well as helping put away the food after 5:15pm.  If you are interested, email


 Food Pantry Tool Kit

Faculty/Staff Promotional Materials

Food Pantry Logo

Food Pantry Flyer

Food Pantry Flyer (Tear Off)

Food Pantry Handout

Food Pantry Table Tent

 Food Insecurity Articles/Research

Food Insecurity and Academic Disruption Among College Students

Report: Government should do more to combat hunger in college

Hunger On Campus: The Challenge of Food Insecurity for College Students

Hungry to Learn: Five students describe their struggles with food and housing insecurity and what colleges can do to help

The Hidden Crisis on College Campuses: Many students don’t have enough to eat

It’s Hard to Study if You’re Hungry

The Number Of Hungry And Homeless Students Rises Along With College Costs