Pack Provisions

Summer hours

  • Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Friday: 1-4 p.m.
  • Saturday: Closed


Our pantry is located inside of the Center for Student Engagement on the third floor of the Joe Crowley Student Union.

Pack Provisions is the University of Nevada, Reno's on-campus food pantry, located on the third floor of the Joe Crowley Student Union within the Center for Student Engagement. It offers free access to food and hygiene supplies for all members of the Wolf Pack, including students, staff, and faculty, ensuring their academic journey is not hindered by financial hardship.

The pantry provides a range of resources, including perishable and non-perishable foods, meal swipes, grocery funds, school supplies, and more, promoting social wellness within the university community. It operates without government funding, ensuring no impact on the status of international students or financial aid awards. The only requirement to access its services is an active NSHE ID number, with no need for a social security number, state ID, or passport.

If you have any questions about your eligibility to use these services, please email


Get assistance

Students, staff, and faculty interested in receiving food and hygiene supplies can now visit the pantry in person in the Center for Student Engagement to pick out their items.

Before utilizing the pantry, users must fill out an intake form with either a Pack Provisions staff member or a front desk worker. The data provided in these forms is confidential and only the aggregate responses are reported to the appropriate agencies.

You can visit the Pack Provisions pantry during the following hours from the Center of Student Engagement located on the 3rd floor of the Joe Crowley Student Union. Pack Provisions is open year-round but is closed all University holidays.

If you need assistance and/or are unable to come in person, please email



Our program relies on volunteers to provide the highest quality and most accessible service to our campus community. All of our volunteering opportunities are posted on GivePulse, where you are able to sign up for the events and opportunities that interest you.

Make a donation

A big part of what Pack Provisions provides to the university community is carried out through donations of items and funds.

Food and personal hygiene items

If you have any food or hygiene items you can bring them to the Center for Student Engagement on the 3rd floor of the Joe Crowley Student Union. All donated items must be unopened and/or unused. This is for the safety of Pack Provisions users and staff.

Pack Provisions is in need of:

  • Canned protein
  • Canned soup
  • Canned fruit/vegetables
  • Granola bars
  • Oatmeal
  • Cereal
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body wash
  • Laundry detergent
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste


Pack Provisions accepts financial donations, which help significantly in our mission of serving as many students, faculty and staff as possible. We can take cash donations or you can donate electronically.

To make a cash donation, please bring your contribution to Central Station, which is also located in the Center for Student Engagement. They will process your donation and add it to the Pack Provisions account. They can provide you with a receipt to document this donation.

To make an online donation using a credit card, please click on the link below:

Donate to Pack Provisions

Thank you to the following donors:

  • Greater Nevada Credit Union
  • Junior League of Reno, Inc.
  • President Brian Sandoval
  • Food Bank of Northern Nevada
  • Catholic Charities
  • And everyone who gives to the program on “Giving Tuesday”

Host 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.

Pack Provisions can support your donation drive by:

  • Providing customized donation bins to set up in locations on campus or at your event. We can drop off these bins to your location and pick up the bins and any donated items. Please fill out the following request form to reserve these bins for your event.
  • Promoting your drive through existing Center for Student Engagement channels such as through social media platforms and newsletters. (Be aware that this does not include ASUN's Inkblot graphic design or video services.)

Donation bin request form



ASUN Pack Provisions extends its gratitude to all of you for your invaluable help and continued support. As we embark on a new semester, we must highlight our mission and policies, ensuring equitable service to all.