Jane B. Gearhart Full Circle Food Pantry
Who We Are
The Jane B. Gearhart Full Circle Food Pantry was established by the Volunteer Action Center in February 2011 as a student-run emergency food assistance program. We strive to serve our clients with well balanced meals through non-perishables and fresh produce from our own garden. At Full Circle, we are dedicated to nourishing bodies, empowering minds, and creating a community of compassion.
Who We Serve
WE serve anyone with a U of A or UAMS ID: students, staff, and faculty, as well as temporary and hourly employees. At each visit we provide a three day temporary supply of groceries and personal care item for the entire household. Clients will never need to show proof of need, just a U of A or UAMS ID.
How to get Involved
Full Circle is operated by a board of nine student directors who manage weekly volunteers. Everything we do is made possible by student volunteers who commit to serving one and a half to two-hour shifts weekly for a semester. Volunteers greet clients, fill orders, stock donations, etc. Volunteer applications are available during the first week of each semester.
Positions open for the Full Circle Food Pantry include:
Data Leaders, Communications Leaders, Full Circle Express Volunteers, Garden Volunteers, Helping Hands, and General Pantry Volunteers.
If you are interested in one of these positions, check service.uark.edu for more info.