Office of Student Leadership & Engagement

Hawk's Harvest

The goal of Hawk's Harvest is to make food available for all UNCW students. We realize how challenging it can be to focus on your studies if you are worried about the basic necessities - like how to pay for groceries. While it may only be temporary, that doesn’t mean it is any less real. Hawk's Harvest is available to serve all enrolled UNCW students with a One Card. Please see below for schedule and location information.

NEW: We are excited to announce that you can now donate financially to Hawk's Harvest! All donations will go towards purchasing food items and supporting the pantry.

Donate to Hawk's Harvest Here » 

Now Open at TWO Locations! 

Hawk's Harvest @ CCM

This location features a more traditional shopping experience, in that the shopper selects their food items from the shelves and staff are on hand to answer questions related to food items/recipes, campus resources, etc. Pantry items include an expanded selection pantry and toiletry items, as well as frozen foods, produce, bread and more.

Hawk's Harvest @ CCM


The Newman Center
(UNCW Catholic Campus Ministry)
4802 College Acres Drive
Wilmington, NC 28402
All students are welcome regardless of religious affiliation!


Open every Thursday 
(no appointment necessary)


910.792.0507 for appointments outside the above hours.

Hawk's Harvest @ FUU

This location features a “grab ‘n go” option, in that the shopper still selects their food items but there is a smaller selection and the amount will include enough food for a few days. This approach is meant to be quick and easy, and only takes a few minutes. Items include pantry basics like pasta/sauce, cereal, soup, mac ‘n cheese, and select toiletry items.

Hawk's Harvest @ FUU

The Fisher University Union
Between Subway and the Pod 


Tuesdays- 9:00-11:00am
Wednesdays- 2:00-4:00pm
(no appointment necessary)


Email with any questions

Who can utilize the Hawk’s Harvest Food Pantry?

Both pantry locations are open to any UNCW student who is currently taking classes and who is need of food. Shoppers need to show a valid UNCW OneCard upon arrival at the pantry location of their choice.

What other food resources are available, aside from Hawk’s Harvest?

Students can also request meal swipes that provide access to the “all you care to eat” dining locations on campus (Wag, Dubs, Shore) through the Swipes for Seahawks program. Just fill out a brief application and the request will be evaluated by the Case Manager in the Office of the Dean of Students.

I would like to help support Hawk’s Harvest, what can I do?

Food drive donations are what keep Hawk’s Harvest going! Consider coordinating a food drive with your office, club, or group. A list of frequently needed items can be found below and you can always email us for additional information. We ask that large donations be pre-sorted by item type before dropping off at the CCM location – the only location where we accept donations. A Hawk's Harvest Amazon Wishlist and a donation link are coming soon!

Please check out the Hawk's Harvest Food Pantry WaveLink page for any updates to the hours posted above!

Interested in Donating?

Your donations are greatly appreciated!

Option 1: Drop-Off

All donations can be dropped off at the Newman Center, please call (910.792.0507) in advance to arrange your drop-off. Alternatively, you can email to arrange a drop-off time!

*Please note: Donations are currently only being accepted at the CCM location due to limited space at the FUU location. If you have a large donation, please sort by type of item before your scheduled drop off time.

Option 2: Donations Can Be Mailed Directly To:

UNCW Catholic Campus Ministry
4802 College Acres Drive
Wilmington, NC 28402

Option 3: Financial Donations:

We are able to accept financial donations to support Hawk's Harvest.

Financial Donations to Hawk's Harvest Here!

What Items are Needed?

Below is a list of our most requested items. 

Most Needed Items:
Pasta and sauce
Peanut Butter and Jelly
Canned Chunky Soups (With and Without Meat)
Canned Tuna and Chicken
Rice (Please No Large Bags)
Pasta/Rice and Sauce packets
Macaroni & Cheese
Canned Pasta (Chef Boyardee)
Snacks (Goldfish, Pop-Tarts, Granola Bars, Etc.)
*Please no canned vegetables at this time - we currently have an overabundance in our inventory, thank you!

After your Visit, Check Out these Recipes

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

Financial Need Resource List

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

Food Pantries | Housing AssistanceThanksgiving and Holiday Assistance ProgramsOther resources | Resources by County

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:

List may include food pantries, housing assistance, clinics, child care, and holiday assistance programs.

New Hanover County
Brunswick County
Pender County