Office of Student Leadership & Engagement

Hawk's Harvest UNCW Food Pantry

Hawk's Harvest: The UNCW Food Pantry

Results of a recent study show that 14 percent of UNCW students experience food insecurity and would benefit from a food pantry, but only 5 percent currently use a food pantry service. The goal of Hawk's Harvest is to make food available for all UNCW students. Hawk's Harvest is available to serve all UNCW students with a One Card. Please see below for schedule and location information.

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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 
from  3 - 5:15 p.m.
(no appointment necessary)


910.792.0507 for appointments outside the above hours.

Interested in Donating?

Your donations are greatly appreciated! 

How do I Donate Items?

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.

*Please note: 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

What Items are Needed?

Below is a list of requested items. The items that are in bold are most needed. Please be sure items are in good condition and have not expired.

Minute Maid Rice Cups Frozen Ground Beef / Ground Turkey
Ketchup Frozen Sausage / Bacon
Olive Oil Frozen Meals
Bread Frozen Fruit
Pepper/Seasonings Frozen Veggies
Salad Dressing Frozen Waffles
Canned Chicken Breast Frozen Pizza
Canned Tuna *For frozen items, please call ahead to schedule your delivery
Canned Fruit
Alfredo Sauce (Jarred)
Pasta Sauce (Jarred)
Men's Underwear, Socks, Deodorant
Ready-to-eat items, such as granola bars, fruit cups, tuna salad packets, cheese/cracker packs, Easy Mac, and pop-top canned soups/pasta

Interested in Volunteering?

Please check back later for volunteer opportunities at Hawk’s Harvest!

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

After your Visit, Check Out these Recipes

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