Dear UIC Community,
We want to thank all of the students, faculty, and staff who have made a positive impact on the lives of our UIC students by donating to the Pop-Up Pantry. We want to pass along the "thanks" and gratitude that students give to Pantry helpers, but which is really meant for you.
"Thank you! My husband is [an] unemployed veteran. My part-time job is for both of us and this helps a lot!"
"Thank you so much. This means so much to me and other students here. Please continue this wonderful service."
Please consider starting your Thanksgiving and other holiday celebrations with a food donation to the UIC Pop-Up Pantry November 9th Food Drive. The Pantry serves UIC students who are experiencing food insecurity.
Our thanks to you includes a small token of appreciation for donations:
1-5 items will receive a pen
6-9 items will receive a coffee tumbler or t-shirt
10 items or more will receive a hoodieFood Drive Date: Monday, November 9th
Location: UIC Wellness Center, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted Street suite 238
Time: 10 am- 4 pmPhone: 312-413-2120 (No need to park when delivering a donation. Call when you arrive and we will do a curb side pick-up from your vehicle).Additionally, monetary Donations can be made on the Pop-Up Pantry website:http://www.uic.edu/depts/wellctr/UIC%20Pop%20Up%20Pantry_Donate.html
Food Donation Guidelines:
Products must be* In original cans, cartons, or bags* Non-perishable (requires no refrigeration or freezing) * Unopened and in the original container with the original product label * Free of damage, stains, moisture, etc.* Within expiration date
Most Popular (Always the 1st to go)* On-the-go/instant meals (Easy Mac, etc.) * Pasta/rice (dry pasta, canned pasta, pasta packets, any type of rice) * Hot or cold cereal * Snack foods (granola bars, trail mix, protein bars, etc.) * Beverages (coffee, tea, etc.) * Baby food
Important Basics* Peanut butter/jelly* Canned fish* Canned meats* Canned beans* Canned soup/soup packets* Canned vegetablesNon-food Items* Shampoo/conditioner* Toothbrushes/toothpaste* Toilet paper* Deodorant* Laundry detergent* Diapers
Not Accepted* Candy* Cookies
Thank you for your support,
Associate Director of the Wellness Center
Undergraduate Student Government Vice-President