The first Lobo Food Pantry of the fall semester is set for Friday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. or while supplies last. The Lobo Food Pantry gives out free food at the UNM South Parking Lot located on the southwest corner of Avenida Cesar Chavez and Buena Vista. 

The University of New Mexico (UNM) helps to feed hungry students with its Lobo Food Pantry, which offers students in need free groceries donated by the Roadrunner Food Bank (RRFB) of New Mexico. 

Students interested in receiving groceries must bring a valid student 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. 

To volunteer for setup and/or cleanup from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., contact Tina Zuniga by 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20 at zunigat@unm.edu or call 505-277-0058.

The Lobo Food Pantry also accepts donations to help to keep the program going. In the first six months of launching the pantry, more than 800 students and families were provided with free groceries. To donate, visit the program’s donation page.

Two additional Lobo Food Pantries for the fall semester have been scheduled for Oct. 28 and Dec. 7. With future dates subject to change, call the LoboRespect Advocacy Center at 505-277-2911 to confirm.

For more information, contact Lisa Lindquist at ldelgado@unm.edu, or visit the Lobo Food Pantry and/or Roadrunner Food Bank websites.