UIS Cares

brandingThe UIS Cares food pantry is dedicated to making sure that every UIS student has what they need to be successful at the University of Illinois Springfield.

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

UIS Cares is open this semester.


Wednesday 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Thursday 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Friday 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Or by appointment – email: UISCares@uis.edu

Location: Student Affairs Building, SAB60A










Email:  UISCares@uis.edu

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

Drop Off locations:

Bins are located

    1. Student Union
    2. UHB Office side
    3. UHB Classroom side
    4. PAC Tower 1 first floor
    5. PAC Tower 3 first floor
    6. PAC Tower 3 Fifth floor
    7. Brookens Library side, second floor stair case
    8. Science Building main entrance
    9. Diversity Center entrance
    10. Entrance of Food Pantry

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
  • Feminine hygiene items

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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