UM Food Pantry


The purpose of the UM Food Pantry is to support University of Montana students facing food insecurity. Donations can be made to support our work online at the bottom of this page or by clicking our logo below. In Kind donations are accepted whenever the University Center is open at the Food Pantry door or in the ASUM Front Office - UC 104. 

Food Pantry SUMMER Hours:2023-pantrylogo.jpg

Monday 11:00am - 3:00pm

Wednesday 11:00am - 3:00pm

Saturday 11:00am - 3:00pm

Tuesday/Thursday evening hours will return in the fall!


Find the NEW "Hungry Student Cookbook" developed by UM Food Pantry AmeriCorps VISTA Hilary Rosa on Google Drive AND on shelves in the Pantry!  Our cookbook is also linked in the image below. 


Partners and Can the Cats

Now a program under the umbrella of ASUM Bear Necessities, the UM Food Pantry first opened its doors in February of 2019 in response to findings from a student-led Committee on Basic Needs Insecurity. The UM Food Pantry works with ASUM and other student-led groups on campus to provide services, education, and outreach. The UM Food Pantry also partners with Missoula Food Bank & Community Center, Montana Food Bank Network, Missoula Chamber of Commerce, the University Center, and others in the community to organize food & donation drives, events, and fundraising campaigns.

Every year in November, UM Food Pantry collaborates with the Missoula Food Bank to host two weeks’ worth of events called Can the Cats. Please keep an eye out below for events you can participate in.

We're excited to be partnering with Big Sky Box Portable Storage for the first time during Can the Cats 2023. big-sky-box-logo.png


Hours of Operation and Locations

The main food pantry is located on the southwest side of the first floor of the University Center, down the hallway adjacent to ASUM.  

The Grab N Go shelf outside the pantry is accessible at all time the University Center is open.

Grizzly Cupboards - Self Serve Locations


  • Free food assistance to UM students, staff, faculty & community members
  • Free personal care products
  • Volunteer opportunities

Interested in applying for SNAP? Reach out to us today at!


The Food Pantry accepts non-perishable donations at any time in the drop box located at their main office in the UC (see above for location). In addition to food items, toiletries & other personal care products are always welcomed, including (but not limited to) toilet paper, soap, oral care products, period products, household cleaning products, and can-openers.

Monetary donations are much needed as well. Such donations help fund the operation as well as purchase food and products that are not being collected. You can donate by setting up a payroll deduction through the Foundation, or donating online below. For information on either, please contact the UM Food Pantry.

Show some love to a Griz and donate!


For more information, contact at or call (406) 243-5125.

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