Frequently Asked Questions

brandingUsing the UIS Cares Food Pantry – FAQ

Is the Food Pantry open during Fall 2020?

The food pantry will look a bit different this semester to keep both students and pantry employees safe. A Micro-pantry is available 24/7 in the west entrance of the Student Union for students needing of shelf stable foods such as soups, pasta, peanut butter, etc.  Donations may also be made at this location.

Are items like milk, eggs and fruits or vegetables available?     

Refrigerated items and fresh fruits and vegetables are available for “curbside” pick-up by completing a Pre-order form.  The pick-up time will be confirmed by email.

Who can use the UIS Cares Food Pantry?

All students who are currently enrolled at University of Illinois Springfield  are eligible to use the UIS Cares Food Pantry.  A valid I-card must be presented at each visit.

How much does it cost to use the UIS Cares Food Pantry?

The UIS Cares Food Pantry is a FREE service.

What types of items are available at the UIS Cares Food Pantry?

Non-perishable food food items such as rice, pasta, sauces, and soups are available at all times.  Refrigerated items such as milk, cheese, yogurt, frozen items, and fresh fruits and vegetables available may change from week to week.

How many items may be taken?

The number of items and variety of options change based on availability, but there is no limit on the number of items an individual can take during a shopping trip.

How frequently can the UIS Cares Food Pantry be used?

Individuals may visit the UIS Cares Food Pantry as often as necessary.

When is the UIS Cares Food Pantry open?

For Fall Semester 2020, students are encouraged to use the Micro-pantry in the Student Union west entrance or place an order for refrigerated items and fresh fruits and vegetables using the form at the top of the page.

Or by appointment – Email: UISCares@uis.edu

Location:  Student Affairs Building (SAB), 60 A

Email:  UISCares@uis.edu