Division of Student Affairs

SOP (Spartan Open Pantry)

Posted on Monday, March 25th, 2019 by Dylan Hall under Uncategorized. Tags:

Spring Distribution Hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 5 – 9 p.m. (Includes Spring Break)

Summer Distribution Hours (May 12 – August 11) : Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 5 – 7 p.m.

The Spartan Open Pantry program is overseen by the Wesley-Luther ministry. From assistance for students who need a little help at the end of the month, to homeless students and families who depend on the pantry for complete support, the SOP assists our neighbors who need a hand. The Spartan Open Pantry is part of the Partners Assisting the Homeless & Hungry Spartans (PATHS), coordinated by the Dean of Students Office, an also part of UNCG Cares, a newly-launched initiative to bring together all of the resources available to students who may be facing challenges.

All current UNC Greensboro students and staff are welcome to utilize the food pantry. The SOP is located in the fellowship hall of College Place UMC at 509 Tate Street. Parking is available for volunteers and those picking up food. In addition, Martha’s Table is a hot, home-cooked dinner served at the SOP on Wednesday nights from 6 – 7 p.m.

SOP Regular Distribution Hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 5 – 9 p.m.




In a bind, and need food outside of SOP distribution hours? At our SOPtoGO locations, students can receive up two to five non-perishable items to assist with emergency food needs. The SOPtoGO pantries are located in the Student Affairs office on the first floor of the Mossman Administration Building and in the Student Health Center near the pharmacy.

SOPtoGO Student Affairs: M-F, 9a-4p
SOPtoGO Student Health: M-F, 10a-4p, Su 5-8p



All non-perishable foods are welcome (please, no green beans, corn, or peas, due to limited space). The most needed items currently are:

    • Canned fruit
    • Canned meat (especially not tuna)
    • Cereal
    • Feminine hygiene products
    • Shelf-stable milk
    • Snacks
    • Soap
    • Toilet paper
    • Toothbrushes
    • Toothpaste
    • Bread
    • Deodorant
    • Jelly/jam
    • Pasta sauce (no glass containers, please)
    • Peanut butter
    • Razors
    • Rice
    • Soup



Food or other donations can be dropped off at the Smith Campus Ministries Center , or during distribution hours at the SOP.

Other collection boxes are located at:

  • Housing and Residence Life Office (Jefferson Suites as of December 16, 2019)
  • Campus Activities & Programs breakroom in the EUC
  • Dean of Students Office in the EUC
  • Forney 114
  • Kaplan Center
  • Student Affairs (Mossman)
  • Student Health Center staff breakroom
  • Moore Nursing Building First Floor Lobby
  • UNCG Police Department

Monetary Donations:

Wesley-Luther at times supplements students receiving food with $20 to 40 dollar gift cards to Food Lion so they can pick up bread, fresh vegetables, fruits, and other small items. Wesley-Luther also works to provide emergency meals to students who have run out of food in between pantry distributions. Gifts can be made to this fund through The Wesley Foundation @ UNCG, by including “Students in Need Fund” in the memo line of a donation check. If you are willing to give to support the administrative costs of the pantry, please note this along with your gift. To give online, click here.