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Volunteers holding Cheerios in the pantry

Hawk's Harvest

At Hawk’s Harvest the student shopper gets to select their food items from the shelves and friendly staff are on hand to answer questions related to food items/recipes, campus resources, etc. Pantry items include an expanded selection of your favorite pantry items (like pasta/sauce, cereal, soup, mac ‘n cheese, PB&J) as well as toiletries. We also have a small selection of refrigerated and frozen items – the items vary so ask about this week’s features when you stop in!

The Fisher University Union Town Square
Between Subway and the Pod
Veteran's Hall - Room 1007
Military Affairs Side

Hours: Please check out the Hawk's Harvest Food Pantry WaveLink page for all of our upcoming Grocery Grab hours!

Contact: Email or Dr. Jaime L. Russell

After your shopping visit to Hawk’s Harvest, Check Out these Recipes:

Good and Cheap Cookbook by Leanne Brown

Good and Cheap is a FREE cookbook for students on a tight budget! You can download the PDF copy of the book here.

Who can utilize the Hawk’s Harvest Food Pantry?

The pantry is open to any UNCW student who is currently taking classes and is need of food. Shoppers need to show a valid UNCW OneCard upon arrival.

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 you will receive a response within 24-48 hours.

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

Donations are what keep Hawk’s Harvest going! Consider coordinating a food or toiletry 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. You can also make a financial donation to support Hawk’s Harvest.

Interested in Donating?

Your donations are greatly appreciated!

Option 1: Donation Drop-Off

All donations can be dropped off in the Campus Life Office, room 2041 of the Fisher University Union, 8am-5pm Monday - Friday. If you have a large donation, please email to arrange a drop-off time!

*Please note: If you have a large donation, please sort by type of item before you drop off.

Option 2: 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 popular items:

  • Cereal, pop tarts and cereal/granola bars
  • Snacks (Goldfish, Pop-Tarts, Granola Bars, Etc.)
  • Canned Tuna and Chicken
  • Pasta and sauce
  • Rice (Please No Large Bags)
  • Pasta/Rice and Sauce packets
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly
  • Canned Pasta (Chef Boyardee)
  • Canned Chunky Soups (With and Without Meat)
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Ramen

*Please no canned vegetables at this time - we currently have an overabundance in our inventory, thank you!


If you are currently experiencing financial hardship, please consider requesting Emergency Fund assistance through the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. If you would like to donate to the Seahawk Emergency Fund, you can do that as well!

Requesting Emergency Fund Assistance Through the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid

You can also contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid to learn more about the aid options available to you!

Community Resources

Food Pantries:

Wilmington Area Food Pantry List, Article Published September 2023

Food Pantries

Wilmington and New Hanover County

Onslow County

Brunswick County

Pender County

How to apply for NC Food Stamps

Housing Assistance:

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:

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