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 to 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 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursday. 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.

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 3rdfloor 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.