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Hawk Pantry & Food Programs

The Hawk Pantry provides food (canned goods and non-perishables), toiletries, gender specific hygiene products, in addition to limited household/home essentials and school supplies. The Hawk Pantry is available to all enrolled UHCL students.

UHCL Food Pantry

Place a Hawk Pantry Order

The pantry is located within the Office of Student Advocacy Suite (SSCB 1.201).

Place an order to receive pick up instructions.

Place Your Hawk Pantry Order

Additional Food Programs & Services

Houston Food Bank Free Groceries & Volunteer Information

Schedule a Grocery Pick-up Appointment to receive free groceries! Enrolled students are guaranteed a Food Scholarship through the Houston Food Bank's Food For Change program.

UHCL Grocery Distribution

  • Every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month, on days classes are in session. 
  • 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., by appointment
  • Location: Student Parking Lot D
    • Student Services and Classroom Building sidewalk entrance, passenger loading zone. Look for The Community Health Market Trailer (Houston Food Bank Food Distribution Truck).


Give Back! We encourage students, employees, alumni, family and friends to volunteer at Free Grocery distribution events. Sign up to volunteer.

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance ProgramSNAP, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, is a federal program that provides food assistance to eligible low-income families and individuals in Texas. SNAP provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of families in need.

Want to know if you qualify? Use the chart below. Please note that there are additional factors in order to qualify for SNAP program. Visit to find out more information.

Maximum Monthly Income Limits 

The following chart gives a general idea of the amount of money (income) most people or families can get and still be in this program.

SNAP Income Limits
Family Size Monthly Amount of Income Allowed 
1 $ 1,775
2 $ 2,396
3 $ 3,020
4 $ 3,644
5 $ 4,268
For each additional person, add: $ 625 

Documents Needed To Apply For SNAP Benefits 

This is a general guideline of information and documentation needed to apply for SNAP benefits:

  • Social Security number and birth date
  • Citizenship or immigration status
  • Money/Income from jobs and other sources
  • The value of cars and other property/assets
  • Expenses and costs you pay: rent, utilities, and bills

How to Apply 

Apply at Your Texas Benefits.

Do You Need Assistance Applying for SNAP Benefits?

Request an appointment with the Office of Student Advocacy. Before requesting an appointment:

  1. Please visit and review criteria and required documents at Your Texas Benefits.
  2. Save required documentation in PDF format and bring them to your appointment.

Request SNAP Assistance from OSA

Texas State Benefit programs (WIC, TANF, Medicaid, etc.) help people with little or no money who are in need. You can also manage benefits through the Your Texas Benefits app, available in the App Store or Google Play.

Support the Hawk Pantry

Food Donations

We accept non-perishable food, toiletries, household items, and school supplies. Schedule a front desk drop-off to the Dean of Students/Office of Student Advocacy in SSCB 1.201.  You may also contact us to schedule an office pickup or curbside drop-off.  We will pick up your donation from your office or meet you at your car to collect your donation.

Contact us at, 281-283-2720, SSCB 1.201.

Financial Donations

Your financial donation will be used to purchase food and household items most requested from the Hawk Pantry. Gifts of any size make a difference!

  1. Visit Give to UHCL
  2. Select: "Search Funds"
  3. Search for a designation: Hawk Pantry
  4. Complete the form

Screenshot of "Top Funds" and "Search Funds" tabs, with "Search Funds" highlighted.
Above, screenshot of selected "Search Funds" tab.

Thank You!

We thank you in advance for your support! Your food donations or financial gift will make an impact in the lives of UHCL students who are experiencing food insecurities.


If you have any questions, please contact Kristi Randolph Simon, Assistant Dean of Students, via email at





  • Office of Student Advocacy

    Phone: 281-283-2720
    Contact OSA

    SSCB 1.201
    2700 Bay Area Blvd
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    Office hours:
    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.  

    Please call ahead during holidays and semester breaks.