If possible, please do not donate green beans or corn – we are currently over stocked!
Important Change: The SOP can now accept fresh fruits, vegetables, and bread. Please drop these items off Monday or Tuesday, 9am – 3pm at the ACM Center, or during distribution hours Tuesday nights at the Spartan Open Pantry.
This list attempts to take into account that while some students have access to a small kitchen some may not, or may only have a microwave. All non-perishable foods are welcome.
- Most commonly given out items:
- Canned vegetables (especially high fiber)
- Canned fruit
- Canned meat (especially chicken)
- Canned beans
- Dried Fruit
- Granola bars
- Trail Mix
- Boxed pasta
- Pasta sauces (non-glass preferred)
- Canned soup (both condensed and non-condensed, and microwavable)
- Dried beans
- Peanut butter
- Powdered Milk
- Rice (small bags)
- Instant mashed potatoes
- Breakfast cereals
- Salt and Pepper
- Salad Dressing (Ranch and Italian)
- Condiments (Mayonnaise, Ketchup, and Mustard)
- Cooking oil
- Small Toiletries
- Toilet Paper
Delivery Location for Donated Items
Food or other donations can be dropped off from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Associated Campus Ministries front desk or by appointment. Additionally, departments without a collection box may drop off items in the Dean of Students Office. For a full list of collect locations, please email Andrew Mails, firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your student group or church would like to have a special collection, please contact Emily Saine (email@example.com)
Volunteers Are Needed
- You may come to work distribution hours on Tuesdays from 5:00-9:00 pm at College Place UMC. This is on the corner of Spring Garden and Tate Street. This opportunity involves checking dates, shelving food, folding laundry and other small cleaning tasks.
- You can take a laundry bag home with you to wash. We provide the detergent. You can pick up the bag during distribution hours.
- You can help pick up the food around campus. I do this once a week on Tuesdays. It takes about an hour and we walk to the 8 different drop off locations around campus to pick up the food.
- You can organize a food drive. If you live on campus, you can contact your RA an possibly have a food drive on your hall or in your dorm. If you are in a club on campus, you could ask everyone to bring a canned food item with them to your next event. You could also ask your boss at work if you can set out a collection box for a few weeks. And these are just a few ways to have a food drive.
If you have any questions please contact Ariel Hager at firstname.lastname@example.org. To sign up for these opportunities please check out our Volunteer Schedule under the SOP tab.
Wesley-Luther at times supplements students receiving food with $20 to $40 dollar gift cards to Food Lion so they can pick up bread, fresh vegetables, fruits, and other small items. Wesley-Luther also works to provide emergency meals to students who have run out of food in between pantry distributions. Gifts can be made to this fund through The Wesley Foundation @ UNCG, by including “Students in Need Fund” in the memo line of a donation check.
If you are willing give to support the administrative costs of the pantry, please note this along with your gift.
Checks can be mailed to Wesley-Luther, ACM Center at UNCG, 500 Stirling St., Greensboro, NC 27402 or to Andrew Mails, ACM Center #206 through campus mail.