The Pantry

Given the circumstances of COVID-19, one of the quickest ways that we can provide food and hygiene items to our students is by providing them with gift cards to local grocery stores. This gives them the opportunity to purchase the items they need as they need it. If you would like to support our students this way, the information below provides details on how to get the gift card to us so that we can distribute them to our students. 

In-store purchase:
If you are purchasing a physical gift card from a store, please contact communityservice@una.edu about arranging a pick-up. 

Online purchase:

  • Target and Walmart - Target and Walmart allow an online purchase and e-mail delivery method. Upon puchase, please send the gift card to communityservice@una.edu
  • Publix - Publix allows an online purchase. To have the cards delivered to the pantry, please enter the following mailing address:
    University of North Alabama
    c/o The Pantry
    UNA Box 5033
    Florence, AL 35632

All monetary donations to The Pantry are tax exempt and help provide the funding to restock the pantry as-needed as well as provide campus meal plan scholarships to students that are in need of additional support. 

To make a monetary donation to the pantry, click here and select "online donation". 

The Caring for the Pride Fund was established for students, faculty, and staff who have been adversely affected by a short-term, unexpected life event. This may include assistance with rent, utilities, medical, and moving expenses. 

To make a tax deductible donation to the Caring for the Pride fund, please click here and scroll down. 

Due to COVID-19 modifications, and to reduce contact exposure, we are asking that anyone needing to access The Pantry, please fill out this form to make necessary arrangements. When we receive your submission, we will contact you about specific items you need and arrange a pick-up/drop-off.

If you are in need of items that we do not currently have available in The Pantry (ex: perishable items), we will do our best to pick them up during our weekly grocery runs. 

For the summer months, Mane Market will be open between 11am-1pm. 

To find updated openings and hours of operation, visit the UNA Campus Dining website. 

UNA has allocated meal swipes for students that need additional campus dining resources. Any currently enrolled student may request meal swipes at their own convenience. In order to submit a request, please fill out the online form found here.

Once the form has been submitted, the University Case Manager will reach out to obtain additional information and to verify the status of your application. If you are also in need of dining dollars, please contact University Case Manager, Holly Underwood, at hunderwood1@una.edu

The Caring for the Pride Fund was established for students, faculty, and staff who have been adversely affected by a short-term, unexpected life event. This may include assistance with rent, utilities, medical, and moving expenses. 

If you find yourself in need of assistance, please contact Univeristy Case Manager, Holly Underwood. hunderwood1@una.edu 

For the most up-to-date information regarding UNA operations, please visit this website.

The mission of The Pantry is to support the basic needs of the UNA community and raise awareness about the growing issue of food insecurity across campus. 

Pantry Primary Contact: Bethany Green, bloliver@una.edu
Office of Student Engagement in GUC 163
256-765-4248


The Pantry is a member of the Alabama Campus Coalition for Basic Needs and the College and University Food Bank Alliance: www.cufba.org