PANTHER PANTRY INFORMATION
The Pantry will be open on the following dates from 1-3 PM this summer:
Fall Schedule: (Fall hours begin on August 23rd)
The Pantry will be closed on Fridays for restocking and cleaning.
No reservations to shop will be need at that present time.
PRIOR TO YOUR FIRST VISIT TO THE PANTRY: Please fill out and submit the Panther Pantry intake form.
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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