Support the Jamil Niner Student Pantry this #GivingTuesday

First, there is a day of thanks. Then, there are three days of deals. Now we have a day to give back. 


Our community has felt the pandemic's impact, but our University's student pantry has been hit even harder. ​


The Jamil Niner Student Pantry was created to ensure food security, human dignity, and well-being on campus by providing in-need UNC Charlotte students with healthy, culturally appropriate emergency food assistance-- and this wouldn't be possible without the support of generous alumni, parents, and friends. 


Make a gift today to the Jamil Niner Student Pantry to ensure that no person in the Niner community goes hungry and that every student has access to nutritious food this holiday season. 


Pre-pandemic, the Pantry assisted 80-90 students a week. Now the Pantry is experiencing an incredible need as that weekly number has increased from 187 to as high as 320. 


Our goal is to stock the Pantry for the next three months since the holiday season is the Pantry's busiest time of year. This will allow the Pantry to supply food to all Niners seeking seeking food assistance during the holidays as we anticipate more students using the Pantry since all classes go virtual after the Thanksgiving holiday.


You can help stock the shelves immediately with the Jamil Niner Pantry's Virtual Food Drive! The Pantry's most-needed food items can be found on this Amazon wish list. Simply choose the items and ship them directly to the University to allow the Pantry to replenish its supply.



Following Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving and celebrating generosity. For UNC Charlotte, this is a day that brings the community together to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season. We will celebrate giving by supporting the Jamil Niner Student Pantry on campus to ensure 49er students have the resources they need this holiday season.


TIAA Challenge Unlocked!
Dec 01, 2020

With four hours left in our #GivingTuesday campaign, we have unlocked the $5,000 TIAA Challenge by surpassing last year's gift total with 249+ gifts. 


THANK YOU to everyone who made a gift, donated food or participated in the University Place Chick Fil-A event.


You are helping to ensure that no Niners go hungry this holiday season!



12 hours remaining in #GivingTuesday!
Dec 01, 2020

We have less than 12 hours remaining for this year's #GivingTuesday campaign and we can't thank you enough for your support. 


The Jamil Niner Student Pantry provides assistance to UNC Charlotte students who struggle with food insecurity, so that every student has access to nutritious food.

  • 1 in 3 college students faces food insecurity
  • 1,316 student orders have been placed to date for the 2020 fall semester
  • More than 2,126 pounds of food was donated to the Pantry last year

Please help us spread the word! TIAA has challenged Niner Nation to surpass 249 gifts to unlock a $5,000 donation to the Pantry. We are just 55 gifts away from unlocking this challenge!



  • Help stock pantry shelves by shopping for items on the pantry’s Amazon wish list of most needed items. All items purchased can be shipped directly to UNC Charlotte.
  • Place a mobile order at Chick-fil-A, University Place (8700 University Executive Park Drive) on Tues., Dec. 1 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. and 15% of your purchase will be donated to the pantry. 
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Axed Recipe Challenge
Which Niner came up with the best recipe using the most requested items from the Jamil Niner Student Pantry? Click the participant names below to view their recipes. Vote for the winning participant when making your donation to help them take the lead!
Rank Axed Recipe Challenge Participants Gifts
1 Rodney Graves '97 26
2 Andrew Baker '15 15
3 Tahlieah Sampson 9
4 Kristin Coffey '20 & Rachael Forester 8
5 CJ '13 & Samantha '11 White 7
TIAA Challenge
TIAA has challenged us to beat last year's #GivingTuesday campaign that resulted in 233 gifts. Help us reach 249 gifts to unlock a $5,000 donation to the Jamil Niner Student Pantry!
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