Throughout July, UNLV is teaming with food pantries at Nevada State College and the College of Southern Nevada to host a donation drive aimed at eradicating food insecurity among students, faculty, and staff who were hit hard by illness, joblessness, and other harms stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. Online and in-person donations will support those on college campuses who need supplemental food, school supplies, and hygiene items.
Online: 24/7 during the month of July
Monday through Wednesday from 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Studies have shown links between food insecurity and cognitive functioning, stress, motivation, and focus. The economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic compounded these conditions, putting significant strain on students' ability to successfully navigate their overall college experience.
UNLV, CSN, and Nevada State College each house food pantries on their respective campuses. The “Turn Up the Heat on Hunger” food drive aims to ramp up donations to these campus food pantries through which students, staff, and faculty can obtain supplemental food and non-food items needed to support their households.
How to Donate
Donations can be made in person at any of the participating campus locations or via our Amazon wish list. Online donors may designate the pantry of their choice at checkout.
For in-person contributions, please follow the links in the "When" section for campus pantry addresses.
About the UNLV Food Pantry
The UNLV Food Pantry has been serving the campus community for more than a decade and has distributed more than 80,000 pounds of food across 12,000 visits in that time. The pantry is managed by the School of Integrated Health Sciences. It receives support from the Graduate and Professional Student Association and CSUN, as well as guidance and assistance from Three Square Food Bank and a grant through the federal CARES Act.