Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Who is eligible for services?

    UTRGV students who are currently enrolled in classes, either part-time or full-time, are eligible to receive food pantry services.
  • How often can I visit?

    Students can receive assistance from the food pantry once a week.
  • What types of services are available?

    The UTRGV Student Food Pantry assists students by providing food supplements to those who have been impacted by financial challenges/conditions and subsequently are experiencing difficulty meeting their basic need of adequate nutrition. The food pantry will distribute nonperishable food supplements to currently enrolled students at UTRGV.
  • Can I receive food pantry services if I have a meal plan?

    Yes, students who have a meal plan may also receive food supplements from the UTRGV Student Food Pantry.
  • How does it work?

    A student must initially enroll by filling out a registration form, either online or at our office, and bring their UTRGV Student ID with them any time they visit the food pantry to pick up their allotment during the food pantry’s distribution hours. Students may only visit the food pantry once a week to receive food items.
  • What is provided?

    Students may receive a variety of nonperishable food commodities such as canned fruits and vegetables and whatever food items that may be available that week (depending on current inventory).
  • How can I donate?

    If you are interested in donating to UTRGV Student Food Pantry please visit our Donations page to find out the various ways you can financially assist the Student Food Pantry. Throughout the year, the UTRGV Student Food Pantry will be hosting food drives. Please contribute your food items during those times.
  • How can I volunteer?

    If you are interested in volunteering at the UTRGV Student Food Pantry, visit our Volunteer page and fill out the volunteer registration form. One of our staff members will contact you after you submit your information.
  • What do I take with me when I visit the Pantry?

    When visiting the food pantry, please have your UTRGV Student ID ready to show to food pantry staff.