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At The University of Central Oklahoma, we value community. We take care of each other and are our brother’s keeper. In this vein of thinking, we have opened Central Pantry, a food Pantry for UCO students, faculty & staff. All that is needed to utilize the pantry is proof that you are currently enrolled or employed at UCO. Central Pantry is a choice-model pantry. You choose the food you want to take home – much in the same was you would choose in a grocery store.

Central Pantry is a partner agency of The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and is staffed completely by volunteers. We are able to help those in need through the donations we receive from the very community we are assisting. Please consider donating to Central Pantry. Yellow bins will be placed around campus periodically and donations are always accepted in the Volunteer and Service Learning Center (VSLC). Cash donations are also greatly appreciated, and are extremely helpful, as the needs of the pantry changes quickly, and cash donations allow the pantry staff to fulfill those needs faster than in-kind donations.

Central Pantry is located in the Nigh University Center Room (NUC) 203. If a volunteer is not present, please come to The VSLC, NUC Room 212 and we will assist you. You may also email centralpantry@uco.edu or call 405.974.2621 for assistance.

Can't get to the grocery store? No problem! Cash donations accepted and greatly appreciated! Just Click this link to donate to Central Pantry.

 Amazon Wish List for Pantry Items

***The Pantry is currently low on the following items***

Canned fruit

Canned Meat

Peanut Butter


Canned Beans

Diapers,all sizes

Dry Cereal


Accepted Donation Items for The Pantry:


  • Canned or Sealed Packaged Meats (Tuna, Chicken, Salmon, Vienna Sausages)
  • Pasta
  • Pasta Sauce (jars or cans)
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Rice (brown, white, etc.)
  • Beans (Canned & Dried)
  • Instant and Regular Oatmeal
  • Hot cereals (grits, cream of wheat, etc.)
  • Canned Soups
  • Ramen Noodles
  • Canned Fruit/Applesauce
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Instant Mashed Potatoes
  • Cheerios and other boxed cereals
  • Tortillas
  • White/Whole Wheat Bread
  • Powdered Milk
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Bar Soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Deodorant
  • Sanitary Napkins/Tampons
  • Diapers (all sizes)