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The Jamil Niner Food Pantry is open for shopping by appointment from noon - 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Masks are required to be worn inside the food pantry at all times. 

Questions regarding scheduling? Email afansle2@uncc.edu

Listed below are additional community food resources:

https://www.foodpantries.org/ci/nc-charlotte
https://caminocommunitycenter.org/  (located via light rail near campus, application required)
https://www.unitedway.org/our-impact/featured-programs/2-1-1#

Some food pantries require a referral. Please call 211 and state that you need food assistance. Ask "how do I get a referral and if possible, can you provide me names of food pantries that don't have this requirement."

Our Mission

Image of shelves full of boxed food items like cereal and macaroni & cheese.

Our mission at the Jamil Niner Student Pantry is to ensure food security, human dignity, and well-being on campus by providing in-need UNC Charlotte students with healthy, culturally appropriate emergency food. We desire to do our part in assuring that no person in the Niner community goes hungry and that every students has access to nutritious food.

There are three main goals at the Jamil Niner Student Pantry. We believe that these goals will help build institutional capacity for combating food insecurity and contribute to student well-being and enhanced learning outcomes for both student volunteers and student clients. Those goals are:

  1. To serve students' food insecurity needs.
  2. To raise awareness and to educate the campus as well as the community about food insecurity.
  3. To provide an on-campus site for service learning.

Be sure to check out our background history.