Jane B. Gearhart Full Circle Food Pantry

Who We Are – student led emergency food assistance program, striving to serve clients with balanced meals through non-perishables and fresh produce from our own garden. Dedicated to nourishing bodies, empowering minds, and creating a community of compassion.

Who We Serve –we serve anyone with a U of A or UAMS ID and their household: Students, staff and faculty, as well as temporary or hourly employees. We provide a three day supply of groceries and personal care items, up to two times per week, for the entire household.

University Food Insecurity Study –In 2015 the Center for Community Engagement and the Jane B. Gearhart Full Circle Food Pantry conducted a survey on food insecurity among U of A students.

Our research, which has shown to be consistent with national research on the topic, shows that 38% of students on our campus have encountered food insecurity. Additionally, while 54% of students are aware that a pantry exists on campus, only 2% of those students have used it.

To learn more about student food insecurity on the U of A campus pelase see the full report here.

Hours and Location

Mondays, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Wednesdays, 3:00 pm- 6:00 pm

Thursdays, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm 

Full Circle will be closed for all university holidays and breaks. For a complete list of closure dates and breaks please consult the academic calendar.

To stay up to date with pantry services, hours, and announcements as we adapt to the evolving environment, please follow our Facebook page at Jane B. Gearhart Full Circle Food Pantry .

If you have questions, concerns, or emergency need, you can contact pantry@uark.edu anytime or call 479-575-7693, M – F:  8am – 5pm.

How can I Help? : If you’d like to financially contribute to the Full Circle Food Pantry, you can go to the Full Circle Food Pantry giving page or visit our Amazon wishlist. 

324 Stadium Drive
Bud Walton Hall
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701

P: 479-575-7693

Full Circle is located in Bud Walton, the beige brick dorm building between the stadium and the Union Parking Garage.  The entrance to Full Circle is on the east side of the building directly across from the base of the Union Parking Garage. 

As a student-run program, we thank you for your patience and grace, always.


TIf you have food or hygiene items you'd like to donate to the pantry, please leave them in our donation box with your organization and contact information so we can thank you! For larger item donations, please call 479-575-7693 or email pantry@uark.edu

Monetary Donations

You can give online, or by check.

Make check payable to: University of Arkansas Foundation


Mail to:

Student Affairs Development

ADMN 325

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR. 72701


Write Food Pantry in the memo line.

Food Drive

If your organization is interested in hosting a food drive to benefit the Jane B. Gearhart Full Circle Food Pantry, please fill the food drives request form. Once you've filled out the questionnaire, our Food Drive Coordinator (fcdrives@uark.edu) will contact you to follow up with more information. Thank you for your continued support!

Items to Donate

  • Canned meats-chicken, tuna, and Vienna sausages
  • Peanut butter
  • Granola bars
  • Oatmeal
  • Pasta
  • Broth
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Shampoo and condition
  • Other hygiene products

Full Circle Minis are modeled after Little Free Pantries and operate on a take what you need, leave what you can basis.

Request Food for Pantry Pick-Up

Food Pantry Logo

You may apply for pantry pick up in person during Full Circle’s operational hours online or by e-mail.

To apply by email,  fill out the application form and email it to pantry@uark.edu.

For expedited service, please apply online.

En español

Puede solicitar la recogida en despensa en persona durante las horas operativas de Full Circle en línea o por correo electrónico.

Para enviar una solicitud por correo electrónico, complete el formulario de solicitud y envíelo por correo electrónico a pantry@uark.edu.

Para un servicio acelerado, solicite en línea.

Full Circle Express


This program is designed to provide the pantry’s services to clients who cannot make it to our campus pantry during normal hours of operation. Our volunteers will drive our van to deliver your food to convenient locations around Fayetteville. Our current drop off locations and times are:

Orders are delivered Fridays between 11:00 am - 2:00 pm:


Requesting Food

Anyone with a university ID number can place an order.

Orders can be placed online until 9:00 am the day of delivery.

Specifics of receiving your order will differ for each site, so please check the directions on your order form.

If an order is not picked up within one (1) week, it will be taken back to the pantry and reshelved.

For more information or questions about the Full Circle Express email at fcmobile@uark.edu

Request Food

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