PANTHER PANTRY INFORMATION
In light of the University COVID-19 policies and recommendations from the Northeast Iowa Food Bank beginning August 17th the
Panther Pantry will be open Monday-Thursday (Noon-4:00 pm) by appointment only. The Pantry will be closed on Fridays for restocking and cleaning.
To make an appointment at the Pantry: https://rodscheduler.library.uni.edu/Web/schedule.php?sid=8
*You will need your CatId and password
*Login and select your day and time.
*You will need to schedule an appointment for each visit
*You will be able to schedule one appointment per week
PRIOR TO YOUR FIRST VISIT TO THE PANTRY: Please fill out and submit the Panther Pantry intake form.
(Currently we will have limited frozen and refrigerated items)
With the continued changes on Social Distancing please continue to check our website for updates and changes. We are committed to assisting our fellow Panthers to the best of our abilities.
If you are in need of additional food/necessity assistance, you can reach out to the Northeast Iowa Food Bank at:
Phone - 319-235-0507
Website - northeastiowafoodbank.org
We now have an Amazon wishlist of necessity and food items that the pantry needs on a regular basis. Items include food items that are in high demand that we don't get donated or can't purchase at North East Iowa Food Bank on a regular basis. All you have to do is click on this link, add it to your car, and select "Panther Pantry's Gift Registry Address" when selecting the shipping address!
The purpose of the Panther Pantry is to ensure that UNI students are able to get their basic food and necessity needs met. We recognize that in order to succeed in the classroom, and here at UNI, students need to have access to food.
WHAT IS FOOD INSECURITY
Food insecurity refers to USDA's measure of lack of access, at times, to enough food for an active healthy life. Food-Insecure households are not necessarily food insecure all the time. It may reflect a household's need to make trade-offs between important basic needs, such as housing, medical bills, and purchasing nutritionally adequate foods (Feeding America, 2018). For our students these trade offs also include tuition, books, and other school expenses.
High food security means that a person has no limitations gaining access to the food they need. Very low food security means there are multiple reasons why a person is unable to access the food they need, resulting in inconsistent eating patterns and reducing the amount of food they eat.
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