Lend-A-Wing Pantry

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About the Pantry

Lend-a-Wing Pantry logoIn the Summer of 2011, the Volunteer Center created a new initiative. Based on the high level of need for financial aid, the Volunteer Center decided to adopt the concept of an on-campus food pantry which became available to students on April 3, 2012. The Lend-A-Wing Pantry, located on the first floor of UNF Hall (Bldg. 53) near the Cashier’s Office is an anonymous food pantry that allows the UNF students to get the food and hygiene products they need without any form of payment with a flash of a UNF ID (this is done to make sure the individual is a student at the University, however identifiable information is not recorded). Students are permitted to take up to five pounds of items per day. The LAW Pantry will remain open with the support of gracious donors and student volunteers. The LAW Pantry will also host educational workshops throughout the semester which incorporate helpful tips how to stay on budget while maintaining a healthy diet.

Spring 2014 Pantry Hours

Monday: 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Tuesdays: 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Wednesdays: Closed

Thursdays: 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

 
We will be closed during the semester on Wednesdays, if there is enough need and interest concerning Lend-A-Wing being open we can modify our hours to add it to our schedule! Please email us and let us know if anyone would have an interest in volunteering on Wednesdays to help maximize Lend-A-Wing's services. 

 
Closed during the following days, Holidays, and intersession:

Monday January 20th  Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday 

Monday March 17th to Friday March 21st Spring Break Holiday 

 

Please remember that Lend-A-Wing's operating hours are at the discretion of the Pantry Director and are subject to change.

 

Contact Information:

Lend-A-Wing Pantry

Hicks Hall - Bldg. 53, Room 1202

(904) 620-5754

lendawing@unf.edu

 

Volunteer

Individuals and student groups are welcome to volunteer at the Lend-A-Wing Pantry! Help is needed to sort donated items, stock shelves, and greet visitors in the front area. Students who are interested in volunteering during the LAW Pantry’s open hours will be responsible for providing customer service to students who utilize the LAW Pantry, implementing surveys, and weighing selected items. If you are interested in volunteering, please send the following information to lendawing@unf.edu.

 

  • Name: 
  • E-mail:  
  • Availability: One-time or Ongoing (any specific day or time?)

 

 

To help create an easier volunteering process we have created a Sign Up Genius page. This is an online bulletin board that will allow UNF students to sign up to volunteer on days and times that best fit their schedule. The hours listed are our normally schedule hours and DO NOT include any addition times. Please like our Facebook page for daily updates on what Lend-A-Wing is involved with and any extra volunteer opportunities we may have this semester. We also can answer any questions through e-mail, or stop by Lend-A-Wing or  the Student Government offices in Building 58, on the 3rd floor.  Thank you again for your interest and we hope to hear from you soon!

Donate

Students, faculty, staff, groups, businesses and community organizations are encouraged to donate to the Lend-A-Wing Pantry. The items which we currently accept must be non-perishables or hygiene products. Please do not donate open or glass items, clothing, alcohol, medicine, or refrigerated items. Unfortunately, monetary or gift card donations are not accepted at this time. 

 

 3 Ways to donate:

  1. Visit our drop-box locations at various Student Affairs offices.
  2. Stop by the LAW Pantry while we're open.
  3. Call to arrange a pick-up.

 

 Items Needed/Requested:

  • Water
  • Canned/Packaged Fruit (Metal not plastic individual serving size cups)
  • Peanut Butter
  • Condiments (Ketchup, Mustard, Mayo, BBQ Sauce, Dressings, etc.)
  • Evaporated/Condensed Milk
  • Milk (Soy, Organic, Non-flavored) *Items must be non-refrigerated as we do not accept refrigerated items*
  • Breakfast Items (Cereal, Oatmeal, Granola, etc.)
  • Rice (Dry or Instant)
  • Beans (Canned or Dried)
  • Pasta
  • Boxed Meals
  •  Microwave Meals 
  • Non-Chicken Flavored Ramen 
  • Snacks (Chips, Cookies, Crackers, Popcorn, etc.)
  • Paper Products (Tissues, Toilet Paper, Paper Towel, etc.)
  • Hygiene Products (Shaving Cream, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Deodorant, etc.)
  • Laundry Detergent

We are also creating a library with nutritional information and cook books. If you have any of these books or information feel free to donate them, they will be put to good use!

 

Thank you everyone for your generosity and concern, we are looking forward to a great year!