The first Lobo Food Pantry of the spring semester is set for Friday, Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. or while supplies last. The Lobo Food Pantry is located at the UNM South Parking Lot on the southwest corner of Avenida Cesar Chavez and Buena Vista.
UNM helps feed hungry students, as well as members of the campus community, with its Lobo Food Pantry, which offers students in need free groceries donated by the Roadrunner Food Bank (RRFB) of New Mexico.
Although the Lobo Food Pantry is commonly advertised as a resource for students, it is also open to the UNM Community, including families affected by the government shutdown. If you are looking to help families impacted by the shutdown, please consider donating to the Lobo Food Pantry or other local food pantries.
Those interested in receiving groceries should bring a valid UNM ID and boxes or bags to carry the groceries. Students who wish to have another individual pick up their groceries must contact the UNM Dean of Students office at 505-277-3361.
The Lobo Food Pantry also accepts donations to help to keep the program going. To donate, visit the program’s donation page.
Additionally, volunteers should meet at 9 a.m. at the NE corner of south lot where they will be asked to sign in. The closest cross streets are Buena Vista and Avenida Cesar Chavez. Things volunteers should keep in mind is to dress for the weather, bring water and wear closed-toed shoes. Box cutters and gloves are always great items to bring along. What volunteers can expect is helping unload food from pallets, organizing it by type, setting up tables with food stations, and finally, distributing the food.
Three additional Lobo Food Pantries for the fall semester have been scheduled for Feb. 15, March 22 and April 26. Future dates are subject to change, call the LoboRespect Advocacy Center at 505-277-2911 to confirm.