The University of Texas at El Paso is taking measures to ensure the safety of our students, staff, and faculty during the COVID-19 outbreak. On Tuesday, March 24th, the City of El Paso issued a shelter-at-home ordinance to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. All COVID-19 updates can be found at www.utep.edu/coronavirus.
The Food Pantry will continue to operate Monday-Friday 10am-3pm. We WILL BE OPEN this Friday – Cesar Chavez day to serve students, faculty, and staff.
Outside of 10am-3pm, please contact the Dean of Students office to see if we can accommodate an individual appointment.
Please bring your UTEP ID to swipe. We are currently serving current students, faculty and staff of UTEP.
Also, as a reminder, the city is providing Mega Pantry locations the week of March 23-27, 2020.
Founded in 2014, the UTEP Food Pantry offers support and assistance to UTEP students who are dealing with food insecurity. Food insecurity refers to having limited food available, including a reduction in the quality, safety or variety of food or ability to acquire food in a socially acceptable manner. Researchers have suggested that food insecurity is an issue that an estimated half of all college students struggle with. At UTEP, we recognize that food insecurity is an obstacle to student success and think it's crucial that students' basic needs are being met.
Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Call the Dean of Students Office for special appointment
Items Available at the Food Pantry
Cereal, Crackers, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Rice, Pasta, Tomato Sauce, Ramen Noodles, Tea, Dry Beans, Coffee, Canned Soup, Canned Vegetables, Canned Fruit, Canned Tuna, Canned Chicken.
UTEP undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in courses in the fall or spring semesters are eligible to use the Food Pantry and must bring their Miner Gold Card to access the Pantry.
Community of Care
College is a rewarding and enriching experience, but ensuring that we are taking care of each other and are aware of what is expected of us is super important to your academic and professional success. At UTEP, we believe that there should be civility and mutual respect amongst all members of the Miner Community and an inclusive environment in which to excel academically, professionally, and socially. The Community of Care Program includes activities and initiatives to encourage positive behavior and/or awareness about important issues facing college students.
Food Pantry Scavenger Hunt
Congratulations to Miners Against Hunger for becoming the first Scavenger Hunt Champion.