Important Updates about COVID-19

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CARE Resource Center

COVID-19 Update for CARE Resource Center:

Beginning on August 10, the CARE Resource Center will resume regular operating hours.

As always, the CARE Center is open to UNCP students, faculty, and staff and will continue to operate under normal visitation policies.  

Due to COVID-19, the following regulations will be implemented:

  • Only 4 patrons will be allowed inside the CARE Center at one time  
  • All patrons must wear a face mask or covering 
  • Patrons must maintain social distancing guidelines by standing at least 6 ft apart from other patrons and CARE Center staff
  • Only staff will have access to the check-out kiosk
  • Patrons must ask for assistance with produce
  • The CARE Center will temporarily suspend clothing donations due to inability to properly clean and sanitize 
  • Volunteers will still be permitted to serve, but must follow new guidelines.  Volunteers can register on UNCP Serve by clicking here

The UNCP CARE Resource Center includes an on-campus food pantry and professional clothing closet open to students, faculty, staff, and community members. Students are welcome to visit the pantry twice per month, while faculty and staff are welcome once per month.  Community members who wish to receive food services are required to attend monthly educational workshops focused on life and career development skills.  Upon completion of each workshop, participants will be awarded a CARE Resource voucher to use at the pantry.

Though the CARE Resource Center is housed under the Office for Community and Civic Engagement, it is primarily managed by student workers and student volunteers.

For more information and personal inquiries, contact the CARE Center at:
Email: care@uncp.edu

Phone: 910.775.4367

Location: Wellons Hall, Suite C

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Tuesday 1-5 p.m.
  • Wednesday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Thursday 1-5 p.m.
  • Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Attention Patrons: The CARE Resource Center uses a "Shelf Life" policy for the food distributed. Therefore, while a product's "Best If Used By" or "Sell By" may have passed, the food is still checked for safety against FDA and USDA regulations.

Related Links:

Volunteer at the CARE Center.

Donate to the CARE Resource Center.