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 to access non-perishable foods, basic hygiene products and other basic needs on the Broadway campus, located at Joeris Residence Hall near the intersection of Highway 281 and Hildebrand (please contact the Ettling Center for specific location of the pantry).

Summer 2024 Operating Hours

UIW Cardinals' Cupboard Food Pantry

  • Summer Operating Hours starting May 10, 2024 through August 16, 2024
  • Appointments may be scheduled for any time between 8:30a and 4:00p (CST), Monday through Friday.
  • Please call (210) 283-6423 to schedule an appointment to visit the food pantry
  • If you are unable to reach a staff member at the main office number please email Mrs. Mayra Carbajal-Levy at mcarbaja@uiwtx.edu

The Cardinal's Cupboard will be closed for the following 2024 University & Official holidays

  • Wednesday, June 19, 2024-Juneteenth
  • Thursday, July 4, 2024- Independence Day
  • Monday, September 2, 2024- Labor Day
  • Thursday-Friday, November 28-29, 2024-Thanksgiving Break
  • Tuesday-Tuesday, December 24-31, 2024- Christmas Break

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: Mayra Carbajal-Levy (mcarbaja@uiwtx.edu) or 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.

UIW Campus Resources

If you are experiencing basic needs challenges, such as access to housing, food, medication, books, childcare, safety, transportation, or other financial hardships, learn more about our Student Basic Needs initiative.

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