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
SUMMER TIME! Please note our summer hours, which will be in effect until the Fall 2022 semester starts. We are NOT open on Thursdays in the Summer.
We will be closed from August 8-19 and will be back open during our Fall hours on
We also recommend visiting this website to learn more about other resources in our area. Thank you & see you soon!
Full Circle Food Pantry is only able to serve those currently affiliated with the University of Arkansas and UAMS-Northwest. A valid UA or UAMS ID is required to access our services.We highly encourage clients to place their orders online the day before they intend to visit the pantry! This ensures quicker service and allows us to maintain highest levels of COVID-19 safety precautions. Click the "request food" button above to submit your order!
Summer Pantry Open Hours, beginning June 1st, 2022
Mondays, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesdays, 3:00 - 6:00 pm
We will return to fall hours and reopen for Thursdays the week of August 22.
The Full Circle Food Pantry team is determined and dedicated to troubleshooting, adapting, and thinking creatively to ensure we can continue to serve the University of Arkansas community with the safety of our students, staff, and clients top of mind. We first want to sincerely thank everyone’s patience and grace as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.
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 email@example.com 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 contact the office of Student Affairs Development – Ben Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 479-575-4663.
As a student-run program, we thank you for your patience and grace, always.
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.
324 Stadium Drive
Bud Walton Hall
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701
Full Circle is located in Bud Walton Hall, 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.
The Center for Community Engagement and the Volunteer Action Center thank all of our donors for their continued support of the Jane B. Gearhart Full Circle Food Pantry, every bit counts.
If you have food or hygeine 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 email@example.com
You can give online, or by check.
Make check payable to: University of Arkansas Foundation
Student Affairs Development
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR. 72701
Write Food Pantry in the memo line.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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
- Crunchy peanut butter
- Granola bars
- Laundry Detergent
- Shampoo and condition
- Other hygeine 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
You may apply for pantry pick up in person during Full Circle’s operational hours online or by e-mail.
For expedited service, please apply online.
Puede solicitar la recogida en despensa en persona durante las horas operativas de Full Circle en línea o por correo electrónico.
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 every Tuesday and Friday between 11:00 am - 2:00 pm:
- UAMS Northwest
- Arkansas Research and Technology Park
- U of A Uptown Campus
- Veterans Resource and Information Center
- U of A Global Campus
- Graduate Student Lounge Lockers
- Holcombe Hall
- Food Science Building
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
For more information or questions about the Full Circle Express email at email@example.com