UC Bearcats Pantry International Food Drive NOW through January 2nd

Wajeeh Khan

Dec 19, 2022

The University of Cincinnati Bearcats Pantry is currently seeking donations for their International Food Drive! The Bearcats Pantry provides free food, hygiene items, cleaning supplies, and professional clothing to over 2,200 University of Cincinnati students that are struggling with food and other insecurities.


While the Bearcats Pantry serves students of all backgrounds, over 78 percent of students that utilize their services are from abroad, with India, Nepal, and Vietnam being the top countries that are represented. Now through January 2nd, YOU can help the Cincinnati AAPI community by collecting and donating foods that give UC’s international students a taste of home!

These are some of the most requested items:

-Lentils and/or pulses
-Tomato paste
-Coconut milk
-Asian sauces and spices
-Any other Asian non-perishables

How to Donate

Donations can be dropped off at the UC Bearcats Pantry in Clifton, which is open Monday and Tuesday from 10 AM to 1 PM, Wednesday and Thursday from 12 PM to 4 PM, and Friday from 11 AM to 1 PM during the holiday season (note: they are closed Thursday, December 22nd and Friday, December 23rd). There are also a variety of other locations throughout the Greater Cincinnati area, all of which are listed below:

  • Esoteric Brewery
    918 McMillan St, Cincinnati, OH, 45206

  • Guinigundo Law
    5331 South Gilmore Rd, Fairfield, OH, 45014

  • NrityAparna School of Performing Arts
    9076 Cox Rd, West Chester, OH, 45069

  • Dayou International Market
    9604 Mason Montgomery Rd, Mason, OH, 45040

  • Niva Grocers
    6182 Tylersville Rd, Mason, OH, 45040

  • Cincinnati Chinese Church
    766 Reading Rd, Mason, OH, 45040

  • Bombay Grocers
    11965 Lebanon Rd, Cincinnati, OH, 45241

  • Hindu Temple of Greater Cincinnati
    766 Barg Salt Run Rd, Cincinnati, OH, 45244

  • Lastly, you can also donate money or shop at the Bearcats Pantry Amazon wishlist HERE! Donations are currently being accepted until January 2nd. Spread some cheer this holiday season by making a donation today to help out our local AAPI community!