Feeding the Pride

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 Bethany Green at bloliver@una.edu about arranging a pick-up. 

Online purchase:

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

All monetary donations to the Feeding the Pride food 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. 

Because UNA has moved to remote classes for the remainder of spring semester and summer classes, we will work with you on a one-on-one basis to help get your food needs covered. Please contact Bethany Green at bloliver@una.edu or fill out this form to make necessary arrangements. 

For the remainder of the spring semester, the following Dining Services locations will be open. Open locations and hours of operation can also be found here

Mane Market hours will remain “normal” at this time. 
Mane Market will be accepting meal swipes as well as dining dollars, cash, and credit.
Monday – Friday; 7am – 8pm
Saturday – Sunday; 10:30am – 7pm

Outtakes at the Rec (located in Create)
Monday - Sunday; 10am – 7pm

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 

The following resources are available for the local community. If you are still on campus, or in the Shoals community, you may utilize these options as needed. 

  • United Way's 2-1-1
    2-1-1 is a referral service. Simply dial 2-1-1 on your phone and an operator with work with you to provide information about local agencies that may be able to help with your needs. 
  • Ekklesia Church 
    Daily lunch and dinner food distribution
    3007 Hatch Blvd., Sheffield, AL 35660
    To-go meals only; delivery options available upon need
  • Room at the Table
    Monday and Thursday nights
    Trinity Episcopal Church; 410 N. Pine Street, Florence, AL
    5:30pm; To-go pickup only
  • Shoals Dream Center
For the most up-to-date information regarding UNA operations, please visit this website.

The mission of Feeding the Pride is to alleviate hunger within 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


Feeding the Pride at UNA is a member of the Alabama Campus Coalition for Basic Needs and the College and University Food Bank Alliance: www.cufba.org