Pack Provisions

Pack Provisions strives to support all members of the University of Nevada, Reno with the daily resources they need to ensure success. This mission is carried out by providing access to perishable and non-perishable foods, school supplies, hygiene items and more.

How Pack Provisions works

Orders are placed online with the Pack Provisions online request form.

Orders can be picked up Monday – Friday from the Center for Student Engagement or request for delivery from Campus Escort within three (3) miles of the University on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. If your order is placed by 10 a.m., you can come by the Center for Student Engagement the same day and pick up your order. If your order is placed after 10 a.m., you can come by the Center for Student Engagement and pick up your order the next day.

If you would like to have your order delivered, your order needs to be placed by 8 a.m. the day of, with all address information filled out accurately. Campus Escort will call you before they delivery your online request. Their cell phone number is (775) 742-6808. If you are not home, they will leave the delivery at the nearest location that is safe for our staff.

Starting the week of September 28, Campus Escort will change their delivery dates to Monday, Wednesday and Fridays starting at 5 p.m.

Grocery Fund

Pack Provisions has been grant funded through the City of Reno through the CARES Grant. These funds will help to support Pack Provisions operations through our pick-up and delivery service, as well as our grocery fund. Students are eligible to apply for and received the grocery fund if they are currently living outside of the Reno/Sparks city limits. Applications will open on Monday, October 19th and the first round of disbursements will start the week of October 26th.

The weeks that you can apply for this funding include:

  • Monday, October 19th – Sunday, October 25th
    • Funds will be deposited between Wednesday, October 28th – Thursday October 29th    
  • Monday, October 26th – Sunday, November 1st
    • Funds will be deposited between Wednesday, October 4th – Thursday, October 5th
  • Monday, November 2nd – Sunday, November 8th
    • Funds will be deposited between Wednesday, November 11th – Thursday, November 12th       
  • Monday, November 9th – Sunday, November 15th
    • Funds will be deposited between Wednesday, November 18th – Thursday, November 19th        
  • Monday, November 16th – Sunday, November 22nd  
    • Funds will be deposited between Wednesday, November 25th – Monday, November 30th         
  • Monday, November 23rd – Sunday, November 29th
    • Funds will be deposited between Wednesday, December 2nd – Thursday, December 3rd
  • Monday, November 30th – Sunday, December 6th
    • Funds will be deposited between Wednesday, December 8th – Thursday, December 9th
  • Monday, December 7th – Sunday, December 14th
    • Funds will be deposited between Wednesday, December 16th – Thursday, December 17th
  • Monday, December 15th – Sunday, December 21st
    • Funds will be deposited between Wednesday, December 23rd – Thursday, December 24th
  • Monday, December 22nd – Sunday December 28th
    • Funds will be deposited between Wednesday, December 30th – Thursday, December 31st

Please plan accordingly, as you may only receive up to $200 over the 10-week period.

Minimum qualifications for students

  1. You must be enrolled in at least one Fall 2020 undergraduate or graduate credit hour.
  2. You must set up direct deposit account in your MyNevada to receive the funds.
  3. You must send a picture of a detailed receipt of the food items you purchased to packprovisions@asun.unr.edu within a week of receiving the funds or before you submit another application. Failure to return the receipt will end your eligibility in the program.
  4. You may only apply for the Pack Provisions program every other week (see schedule above).
  5. You must submit the online application in order to receive the $40 via direct deposit via MyNevada into your bank account

Frequently asked questions

  • How is the money is deposited? Students who apply for the Pack Provisions program will have the funds directly deposited into their banking account the following week.
  • What if I have direct deposit set up in WorkDay for my on-campus job, will that work? No, you must have direct deposit set up in your MyNevada.
  • What if I need more time to return the receipt? Reach out to packprovisions@asun.unr.edu to receive an extension.
  • Will these funds be taxed? They will be reported only if an individual receives $600 in the aggregate from the University.

If you have questions about this temporary program, please email packprovisions@asun.unr.edu.

Mobile Monday

Along with providing students daily essentials and helping meet their basic food needs, our program is dedicated to making sure students have access to healthy options. Mobile Monday is an initiative created to provide a monthly farmer's market style event to the campus, allowing students to receive fresh produce for free. These events also provide students with the educational opportunity to receive information from the Student Health Center, Title IX, our campus farming group, Desert Farming Initiative and other campus departments.

You can help by volunteering

Our program relies on student volunteers to provide the highest quality and most accessible service to our campus community.

Requirements

Volunteers are held to the same moral and ethical standards as Pack Provisions staff. Volunteers are required to keep all information about visitors confidential. Here's what we're looking for in volunteers:

  • Enthusiasm for helping others
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Superb customer service skills

Responsibilities

Volunteers help Pack Provisions meet our goals! Additional responsibilities will depend on the present need but can consist of:

  • Packing online orders for students
  • Assisting with order delivery and pick up
  • Organizing and sorting the food and resource pantry
  • Tabling to promote program awareness
  • Special projects including outreach, communications, research and programming

Time commitment

We ask that volunteers commit to volunteering 3 hours each week for the duration of the semester. We try to be consistent in our hours so students, faculty and staff can access the service. If you are interested in volunteering with Pack Provisions, please send an email to packprovisions@asun.unr.edu.

Donations

A big part of what Pack Provisions provides to the university community is through donations. If you have any food, hygiene, or clothing items, you can bring them to the Center for Student Engagement on the 3rd floor of the Joe Crowley Student Union.

Financial donations

Pack Provisions accepts financial donations, which help significantly in our mission of serving as many students, faculty and staff as possible. To make an online donation using a credit card, use one of the options below:

You can help by hosting a drive

Many of our resources come from donations. We encourage clubs, organizations and university departments to consider our program when planning donation drives of food, toiletry items or school supplies. Donated resources will stay and support members of the university community. Because we are a small program with limited space, any excess donations that we cannot use will be donated to a local organization of your choosing.

All donation items will be wiped down prior to redistributing items to our students.

Here are some examples of how Pack Provisions can support your donation drive:

  • Providing donation bins decorated with our publicity for your organization to set up in locations on campus or at your event.
  • We will help promote your drive through existing Center for Student Engagement channels such as social media and newsletters. (Be aware that this does not include ASUN's Inkblot graphic design or video services.)

If your drive is taking place at an event and following COVID-19 guidelines and parameters, we can send a representative with information about our service to accept the donation.