Jane B. Gearhart Full Circle Food Pantry

Who We Arestudent 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 Servewe serve anyone with a U of A or UAMS ID and their household: Students, staff and faculty, as well as university retirees, Chartwells employees, and 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 StudyIn 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 please see the full report here.


Summer Hours and Location

Full Circle  will be open for the following summer hours from May 29 through July 31: 

Mondays, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Wednesdays, 3:00 pm- 6:00 pm

Full Circle will re-open regular operating hours on August 19.

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, please follow our Instagram @fullcircle_foodpantry and 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.


If you have food or hygiene items you'd like to donate to the pantry, please leave them in the donation box next to the pantry’s entrance 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 or hygiene drive to benefit the Jane B. Gearhart Full Circle Food Pantry, please email our Food Drive Coordinator at fcdrives@uark.edu.

Items to Donate

  • Canned meat:-chicken, tuna, and Vienna sausages
  • Peanut butter
  • Granola bars
  • Oatmeal
  • Pasta
  • Broth
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Amazon wishlist

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


All pantry orders are placed and managed through PantrySoft, our pantry’s inventory management system. To place an order, you will first create a PantrySoft account and then select your order type. You can view a tutorial on how to register through PantrySoft here.



When placing an order online through our client order system, you may request to pick up your order from a few select locations. Most often, these options include a location at the UAMS Campus, Research and Technology Park, and the Uptown Campus. Our pantry volunteers deliver to these specific locations on a weekly basis.



Our lockers aim to meet client needs who cannot collect their pantry order during pantry open hours. You may request a locker order when placing your order online and you will receive a follow-up email once your order has been filled and placed in the pantry lockers located at our pantry entrance.


Stop by the pantry during pantry open hours to place your order and have it fulfilled right then. You can also place your order online before coming to the pantry during open hours to have it pre-packed before your arrival.



These pantries are made possible through campus community partnerships. Departments partner with the food pantry to maintain and keep their mini-pantry stocked throughout the semester. Full Circle traditionally only provides stock to these pantries at the beginning of the semester.

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 are::

Orders are delivered weekly to the following locations:


Requesting Food

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 Full Circle Express, email fcmobile@uark.edu