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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 Center for Student Advocacy and Community Suite (SSCB 1.203).

Please Note: There is a new process for placing a Hawk Pantry Order Starting September 1, 2023. Students will be required to place an order and reserve an appointment for their pick-up time. Both steps must be completed, prior to picking up your order. Once your Hawk Pantry order is submitted, you will be redirected to our Microsoft Bookings page. 

Place Your Hawk Pantry Order

Additional Food Programs & Services

Houston Food Bank Grocery Distribution

UHCL Grocery Distribution

There will be no food distribution on July 5th due to the 4th of July holiday. Food distribution will resume on July 19th

Please visit UHCL Food Distribution, for more information about scheduling 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.

Days/Times: The 1st and 3rd Friday of the month on days classes are in session from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (by appointment)

Location: Student Parking Lot D

Learn more about the UHCL Grocery Distribution Program in Partnership with the Houston Food Bank.

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 Center for Student Advocacy and Community. 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 CSAC

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 Center for Student Advocacy and Community in SSCB 1.203.  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 1.203.

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!

To make a gift online:

  • Go to Give to UHCL 
  • Select "UHCL Hawk Pantry" from the "Choose your fund(s)" drop down menu


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

Sign Up to Volunteer

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 Ebony Brunn, Associate Director, via email at


  • Center for Student Advocacy and Community

    Phone: 281-283-2575

    SSCB 1.203
    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.

    CSAC Request Form