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.
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.
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)
SNAP, 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 www.yourtexasbenefits.com 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.
|Family Size||Monthly Amount of Income Allowed|
|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:
- Please visit and review criteria and required documents at Your Texas Benefits.
- Save required documentation in PDF format and bring them to your appointment.
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
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 HawkPantry@uhcl.edu, 281-283-2720, SSCB 1.201.
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!
- Visit Give to UHCL
- Select: "Search Funds"
- Search for a designation: Hawk Pantry
- Complete the form
Above, screenshot of selected "Search Funds" tab.
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 email@example.com.