UIS Cares

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The 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. This service is for current UIS Students with a valid I-card

 During the COVID-19 university closure, a Micro-pantry is available 24/7 in the west entrance of the Student Union for students in need of food.  Dry and canned items along with fruits and vegetables such as apples and oranges are available. Donations may also be made at                                                            this location

Drop Off locations (During the COVID-19 Closure, all donations should be taken to the Micro Pantry, located in the West Entrance of the student union.  Drop Off Bins are not being emptied at this time):

Pre-bagged food is available by making an appointment and refrigerated items may be pre-ordered.  Refrigerated Items Preorder Form


Shelves with food selections in the UIS Cares Food Pant

To make an appointment: Email: UISCares@uis.edu

Or call 217-206-7716

Location: Student Affairs Building, SAB 60 A











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

“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud” Maya