We know that it is difficult to perform in the classroom if you have unmet needs outside of the classroom. “UIS Cares” is the overarching name for a series of services offered by Student Affairs intended to support the foundational needs of students. Currently, there are three UIS Cares Services, The UIS Cares Micro-pantry, the UIS Cares Food Pantry, and the UIS Cares School Supply Shop.
In response to COVID-19, the Volunteer & Civic Engagement Center established the UIS Cares Micro-pantry offering dry and canned foods along with fruits and vegetables not needing refrigeration such as apples and oranges. The micro-pantry is located in the west entrance of the Student Union. The pantry is open 24/7. Donations may be made at this location. Refrigerated items may be requested in advance by using this Pre-order form.
UIS Cares Food Pantry
The UIS Cares food pantry is dedicated to making sure that every UIS student has access to food. Reducing students’ food insecurity is fundamental to supporting academic success. For hours of operation, information on how to donate and more, visit the UIS Cares page on the Volunteer & Civic Engagement Center website.
The UIS Student Union is home to the School Supply Shop, where students can get paper, notepads, pens, pencils and other schools supplies for free. The supply shop is located behind the welcome desk, near the Union’s west entrance. For hours of operation, information on how to donate and more, visit the UIS Cares Supply Shop page on the UIS Student Union’s website.