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Summer 2024 Food Pantry Shopping Appointments

The Jamil Niner Student Pantry reopens for the Summer 2024 semester the week of May 22nd. The last shopping date for Summer 2024 is Wednesday, July 31, 2024.

The pantry's online form for student shoppers opens every Sunday morning at 7:00 a.m. Shopping appointments can be scheduled on Wednesday during the summer each week between 11:00 - 4:45 p.m.

Questions regarding scheduling? Email

Starting July 1, 2024, the Jamil Niner Student Pantry is now managed by Student Assistance and Support Services (SASS). Please direct all questions regarding shopping, volunteering, donating, and partnerships to SASS. They can be reached at or (704) 687-0289.

Shopping FAQs

Who can shop at the Jamil Niner Student Pantry?

  • Any currently registered UNC Charlotte undergraduate student, graduate student, or employee can shop at the pantry.

What information must I provide to shop at the Jamil Niner Student Pantry?

  • You must complete the online form under the Appointments tab which asks for your student ID # and the number of dependents (minors) in your household. We do not ask invasive financial questions.

Do I need a referral to shop at the Jamil Niner Student Pantry?

  • No. Our pantry uses a 'self-selection' model which means you determine whether you need to use the food pantry. Simply fill out the online appointment form. As long as you are enrolled at UNC Charlotte, you qualify.

How much does it cost to shop at the Jamil Niner Student Pantry?

  • Shopping at the pantry is completely free.

Can I come to the Jamil Niner Student Pantry without an appointment?

  • To shop inside the pantry and make your own food selections you must make an online appointment. However, walk-ups will receive a pre-packed grocery bag.

Where is the Jamil Niner Student Pantry located?

  • 1224 John Kirk Drive

What kinds of items can I receive at the Jamil Niner Student Pantry?

  • The pantry provides a variety of canned and non-perishable food items, personal hygiene products, period products, bread, fresh produce, eggs, and frozen vegetables. Fresh items such as bread, produce, and eggs are available in limited quantities on a first-come-first-served basis. 

What if I am late for my appointment? 

  • Shoppers who arrive more than 15 minutes outside of their appointment time will receive a pre-packaged grocery bag of food. This policy is in place due to the increased shopping activity the pantry has experienced in recent semesters.