Division of Student Affairs

SOP (Spartan Open Pantry)

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

The Spartan Open Pantry will be open 5 – 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays this summer. A hot to-go meal will be available Wednesdays from 6 – 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.

 

 


SOPtoGO!

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


HOW TO HELP:

WHAT TO DONATE:

*Updated for COVID-19*:

    • During this difficult time, good condition pots, pans, and cooking utensils are especially valuable to our students.
    • Cereal (box or bag)
    • Pasta (16 oz.)
    • Chili or taco seasoning packets
    • Rice (box or bag)
    • Snacks (granola bars, nab crackers, etc.)
    • Peanut butter (16 oz.)
    • Canned fruit
    • Pads and tampons

     

WHERE TO DONATE:

Donations can be dropped off at the SOP from 4 – 9 p.m. each Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

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:

The Spartan Open Pantry needs your monetary support now more than ever. We know that resources are tight, but if you can give, we will put it to work serving the students struggling with food insecurity and job loss in this difficult time. To give online, click here.