UM Food Pantry


The purpose of the UM Food Pantry is to support University of Montana students facing food insecurity.

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



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, and others in the community to organize food & donation drives, events, and fundraising campaigns.

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. Open  Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am-3pm AND 5pm-7pm.

Grizzly Cupboards - Self Serve Locations


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

Interested in applying for SNAP? Schedule an appointment with a trained staff member today:


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, feminine hygiene 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.

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


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