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UNLV Food Pantry News

The UNLV Food Pantry is a year-round resource that provides perishable and non-perishable food items to students, staff, and faculty who need additional support.

Current Food Pantry News

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Business and Community | December 29, 2022

A yearlong collection of headlines featuring community resources, training programs, and partnerships to move Southern Nevada forward.

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Campus News | September 26, 2022

Students facing basic needs challenges can access food packages, toiletry items, in-person guidance, and other important resources related to their physical and mental wellness.

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People | June 16, 2022

Students tackle food and housing insecurity through service to the community.

Luara Kruskall stands between isles of foot pantry
People | April 5, 2022

Faculty/staff outreach award recipient Laura Kruskall developed a multifaceted approach to address food insecurity while providing opportunities for students.

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Campus News | December 8, 2021

A collection of news stories featuring research and accomplishment at UNLV.

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Business and Community | July 8, 2020

Funds will help food pantry staff purchase food, equipment, and a new online ordering system, and expand nutrition education to the community. 

Food Pantry In The News

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
September 28, 2022

As far as UNLV students go, she was older, in her 30s. McKenzie Mayor remembers sensing despair. The woman likely had lost her job, money was tight, Mayor thought.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
November 10, 2021

UNLV is gearing up to help students and staff have steady meals going into the holidays.

Las Vegas Weekly
July 16, 2020

Nobody is immune to food insecurity during these perilous times, not even the university community.

Las Vegas Review Journal
July 10, 2020

UNLV has received a $250,000 federal grant to expand its food pantry and nutrition center.

KSNV-TV: News 3
July 7, 2020

The UNLV Cares Food Pantry has received $250,000 in federal funding to support students, faculty and staff, Rep. Dina Titus announced Thursday.

Food Pantry Experts

An expert on sports and medical nutrition, exercise science, and weight management. 

Recent Food Pantry Accomplishments

September 14, 2021
Laura Kruskall (Nutrition Center) has been elected and appointed as the chair of the Dietitian Advisory Group of the Department of Health and Human Services, Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health. She has served as a member of this committee since 2010. The mission of the advisory group is to examine, consider, and make recommendations…
August 29, 2018
Laura Kruskall (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) served as guest editor for the inaugural, nutrition-themed issue of the American College of Sports Medicine’s Health & Fitness Journal. She was also quoted in that issue’s article “One Weird Trick to Cut Belly Fat? Follow a Heart-Healthy Diet!” stressing the need for exercise and nutrition…
November 13, 2017
Ashley Tovar, James Navalta, Laura Kruskall, and Jack Young (all Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) co-authored “The Effect of Moderate Consumption of Non-nutritive Sweeteners on Glucose Tolerance and Body Composition in Rats,” which explored whether consumption of non-nutritive sweeteners such as aspartame and sucralose altered body fat…
October 11, 2017
Laura J. Kruskall (Nutrition Sciences) co-authored, Nutrition for Sport, Exercise, and Health. Fellow authors include Marie A. Spano and D. Travis Thomas. The book includes applied content and research-based guidelines to help students distinguish between nutrition recommendations backed by science and the plethora of misinformation available in…
June 1, 2014
Laura Kruskall (Kinesiology & Nutrition Science) co-authored "Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Revised 2014 Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (Competent, Proficient, and Expert) in Sports Nutrition and Dietetics," which is now a standard of practice for all registered…