As a college student or community member, you may be worried about not having enough to eat or understanding what resources are available locally to address basic needs. Not having enough to eat or being food insecure can affect your physical and mental health, as well as your academic success.  

The Cardinals' Cupboard Food Pantry is here to support our campus and local community. The Pantry is open to UIW students, faculty, staff and community members. We have two locations for students and community members to access non-perishable foods, basic hygiene products and other basic needs on the Broadway campus at Joeris Hall and near the Ettling Center for Civic Leadership and Sustainability (located in room 327 of the Administration).

FAll 2023 Academic Year-September 11-December 8, 2023 Operating Hours and Locations

Joeris Hall Annex | First Floor

  • By appointment only, as repairs are being made to this location at the beginning of the 2023 Fall academic semester. Please call (210) 283-6423, (210) 832-3208, or email treyes@uiwtx.edu.

Ettling Center for Civic Leadership & Sustainability Nest | Administration Building, Room 327

  • Monday - Thursday, 12 noon and 4:00 p.m. (CST)
  • Phone: (210) 283-6423

Pantry locations will be closed for the following University & Official holidays

  • Monday, September 4, 2023-Labor Day
  • Thursday & Friday, October 12-13, 2023- UIW Fall Break
  • Thursday & Friday, November 23-24, 2023- UIW Thanksgiving Break
  • Friday & Friday, November 23-24, 2023- UIW Christmas Break
  • Monday, January 1, 2024-New Year's Day
  • Monday, January 15, 2024- MLK Jr. Day
  • Friday, March 29, 2024- Good Friday
  • Friday, April 25, 2024- UIW Battle of the Flowers Recognition Day
  • Monday, May 27, 2024- Memorial Day

For inquiries or if you need immediate assistance, please call (210) 283-6423 or (210) 832-3208. You may also reach us by email at ccl@uiwtx.edu or rigonza4@uiwtx.edu.


Supporting the Cardinals' Cupboard Food Pantry

There are various ways an individual may support the Food Pantry:

  • Donate canned goods or other pantry needs such as diapers, "to go plastic utensil packages", laundry detergent, or socks (you may drop off items in room 158 of the Administration Building located on the UIW Broadway campus);
  • Volunteer your time to help operate and/or market information with respect to the Food Pantry (please email Teofilo Reyes Jr. (treyes@uiwtx.edu) for more information;
  • Donate personal toiletry items such as small shampoos, soaps, and combs (Note: the next time you are at a hotel, save the items and bring them to the Ettling Center, AD158 at your earliest convenience);
  • Donate can openers or individually packaged plastic utensils you may obtain while ordering out or grabbing lunch or dinner (Note: save the items and bring them to the Ettling Center, AD158); and/or
  • Provide a private donation which will go directly to serving those that are food insecure in our local community. For example, a $5 donation will help us buy 12 canned goods, a $10 donation can provide meals for a family of four for three days and a $20 donation can help support a family of four for a week. Please utilize the link below to make a donation. Every dollar makes a difference.

If you wish to make a financial donation, we kindly ask that you mail it to the following address:

  • University of the Incarnate Word 
  • Ettling Center for Civic Leadership (CPO #382)     
  • 4301 Broadway, San Antonio, Texas 78209
  • (please make checks and/or money orders payable to: UIW-Ettling Center)                                                                                    

We thank you for your generosity and commitment to our global community. Should you have any questions or need any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact Ettling Center staff at (210) 283-6423 or (210) 802-3208.

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