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.

Other Financial Need Resources


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: 

Access to Hawk's Harvest Student Food Pantry is every Thursday from 3:00-5:00pm. No appointment necessary during these hours.

Call 910-792-0507 to schedule an appointment outside of the hours above.


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 on Thursdays to assist with setting-up the food for shoppers at 11am, as well as helping break down at 5:15pm. 

To volunteer REGISTER HERE!

If you have questions, email Julianna Tresca at 

Financial Need Resource List

Contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid to learn more about the aid options available to you!

Food Pantries:

Wilmington and New Hanover County
Onslow County
Brunswick County
Pender County

How to apply for NC Food Stamps

Housing Assistance:

Wilmington Housing Authority
Rent assistance in Onslow, Pender, and Carteret County
Good Shepherd Center
Domestic Violence Shelter
First Fruit Ministries

Rescue Mission of Cape Fear

Thanksgiving and Holiday Assistance Programs:

Brunswick or New Hanover County
Salvation Army
Brunswick Family Assistance
Cape Fear Toys for Tots Program
Help Center for Federal Point

Catholic Charities

Other resources:

Cape Fear Diaper Bank
New Hanover County Social Services
Salvation Army

Street Sheet Brochure

Resources by County

(may include food pantries, housing assistance, clinics, child care, and holiday assistance programs):
New Hanover County
Brunswick County
Pender County
Onslow County