What happened to the UM Food Bank?
We have renamed to Grove Grocery: The UM Food Pantry. We offer the same exemplary service, but under a new name.
Do I have to meet certain qualifications to use the Food Pantry?
There are no qualifications to use the Food Pantry. All University of Mississippi students, faculty, and staff are eligible to shop at the Food Pantry. Use the Food Pantry as often as you need it, depending on your individual needs.
Do I have to pay to use Grove Grocery?
No, you do not have to pay.
How many times and how often can I use the Food Pantry?
There is no limit to how many times you can shop at Grove Grocery, or how much you can take each visit. Visit as often as you need.
What do I do if the Food Pantry is closed when I visit?
The Food Pantry is open during specific hours during fall/spring/summer semesters. Our hours for the fall 2020 semester are Monday and Tuesday from 3-8 PM, and Wednesday through Sunday from noon until 5 PM.
If you do visit the Food Pantry outside of operating hours, Grab and Go items are available outside the Pantry at all times.
Will my visit to the Food Pantry be discreet?
Yes. All Food Bank volunteers attend a mandatory confidentiality training, and providing free, discreet access to whatever you need is our priority. You may be asked to fill out an anonymous survey to help us better serve the UM community. A volunteer may also weigh the food as you leave the Food Pantry to estimate the number of meals provided, but this is to help us with our planning and assessment of the Food Pantry. You may take as much food as you need.
How do I get to the Food Pantry?
Grove Grocery is located on the University of Mississippi campus, in Kinard Hall room 213, on Rebel Drive. (Kinard is the building in which the University Police Department is located.) Kinard Hall is accessible via the OUT Bus Line. If you drive, feel free to use the parking spot designated for Food Pantry visitors.
How many people does the Food Pantry serve?
We estimate that the Food Bank serves more than 150 people each year.
I am an Oxford community member. Can I utilize Grove Grocery?
Oxford community members who are not affiliated with UM should use Oxford Food Pantries.
I would like to donate to the UM Food Pantry. What items are most needed?
I would like to volunteer with the UM Food Pantry. How can I do this?
My organization would like to host a food drive for the Food Pantry? How can we do this?
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about hosting a food drive.