UIS Cares

brandingThe UIS Cares initiative is dedicated to making sure that every UIS student has what they need to earn a University of Illinois degree in a timely fashion.

UIS Cares can help bridge this gap and provide students with the fuel needed for their academic success.

UIS Cares is open this summer.

Tuesday – 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Friday – 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Or by appointment – email: UISCares@uis.edu

Location: Student Affairs Building,










Email:  UISCares@uis.edu

This service is for registered UIS Students. I-Card is required.

Drop Off locations:

  • Brookens Library
  • Public Affairs Building, Every floor
  • University Hall Building, Lower Level
  • Student Volunteer Services and Civic Engagement, Student Union

Food Donation Guidelines:

Products must be:

  • In 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 its 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 vegetables

Non-food Items

  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Toothbrushes/toothpaste
  • Toilet paper
  • Deodorant
  • Laundry detergent
  • Diapers

Not Accepted

  • Candy
  • Cookies

Food pantry started to help hungry UIS students1
University of Illinois Springfield graduate student Malayzja Anderson knows that students like her are at times compelled to stretch their money and food in resourceful ways. Food insecurity in particular is common among students, Anderson has found. She’s addressing that issue by helping to stock donated, nonperishable food items for the university’s new UIS Cares, an initiative that provides a food pantry for students. http://www.sj-r.com/news/20161020/food-pantry-started-to-help-hungry-uis-



Efforts Benefit Food Pantries article

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