About Us

Full Circle Space Prior to RenovationFull Circle Open HouseFull Circle Meets President ObamaFull Circle Opens Two Gardens!Full Circle Today

Full Circle Space Prior to Renovation

The space we currently use was once an abandoned residence hall kitchen prior to Full Circle's founding in 2010.

Full Circle Open House

After months of hard work and cleaning up the space Full Circle had their open house in February 2011.

Full Circle Meets President Obama

After placing second in the Campus Champions for Change Challenge in 2012 Full Circle was invited to the White House.

Full Circle Opens Two Gardens!

In 2016, after an increase in clientele, Full Circle opened two gardens to provide clients with fresh produce for a well balanced diet.

Full Circle Today

Today Full Circle serves over 350 clients per week with the assistance of our three new programs: Full Circle Gardens, Cooking Matters, and Full Circle Express.

Jane B Gearhart Full Circle Food Pantry

Full Circle was started in 2011 by students who became aware of their peers struggle with finding adequate nutrition. The space that is currently Full Circle food pantry used to be a residence hall kitchen for the Walton Residence Hall. It took hard work by students and staff to prepare the space to serve clients. In our first month open we served about 12 clients total. Since this humble beginning, Full Circle has continued growing exponentially. We recently added 2 gardens, one on campus and one off campus, to provide clients with fresh produce. We also started two new programs to distribute food across Fayetteville: Full Circle Express and Full Circle Minis. Full Circle Express is a mobile nutrition service that provides clients with the same 3 day supply of free groceries as in-pantry, but it is delivered to satellite sites around Fayetteville for those who can't make it to the pantry during open hours. Full Circle Minis are modeled after Little Free Pantries and operate on a take what you need, leave what you can basis. These are currently stationed in various location around campus. We also offer Cooking Matters, a hands-on cooking class that teaches making healthful meals on a budget. Today we serve around 350 clients a week, and are still expanding into new programs. To request food, explore these programs, or volunteer check out our other tabs or email pantry2@uark.edu