Food Pantry Needs Volunteers before Spring Semester

Logo for the Jane B. Gearhart Full Circle Food Pantry at the University of Arkansas

Local 965 has been a supporter of the Jane B. Gearhart Full Circle Food Pantry on campus. It is closed for winter break and expects to be short-staffed when it opens Monday, Jan. 9, needing volunteers to help staff it through the first week of Spring Semester.

“Full Circle Food Pantry is led by nine student leaders and over 60 volunteers a semester. We are looking for extra hands during the weeks of Jan. 9 and Jan. 17 to help as students transition back to Fayetteville and full-time volunteers begin their semester-long commitment,” according to their announcement.

To help out in the next couple of weeks, sign up for 1- to 2-hour shifts online at the pantry’s GivePulse page. If this is your first time, staff will provide newcomers with a detailed PowerPoint with everything they need to know then do in-person training upon arrival.

Also, to volunteer during the semester, please email pantry3@uark.edu or go to Full Circle’s HogSync page for an application.

Full Circle serves the UA community. Surprising numbers of students and employees use its services. Some 1,200 household members a month get food assistance here.

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