Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.30
Liaison Stephen Ellis
Submission Date May 31, 2024

STARS v2.2

Boston University
IN-14: Food Bank

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Gabrielle Brewer
Sustainability Analyst
BU Sustainability
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Does the institution host a food bank, pantry, or equivalent resource focused on alleviating food insecurity, hunger and poverty among students?:

A brief description of the food bank, pantry, or equivalent resource:

Previously operated under Community Cares, Student Wellbeing officially launched the BU Food Pantry in 2023. The food pantry is staffed by students and professional staff who stock food, process request forms and fulfill food orders for our students. This important resource is supported in part by a new grant from the Commonwealth Fund, which was awarded to address food insecurity and educate students about nutrition.

The food pantry was previously run entirely by BU Wheelock Student Services staff and student employees, grew to serve roughly 40 people each week, and became an important part of the University’s response to food insecurity among students. In 2023, its management was transferred to the University’s Student Wellbeing, where it will continue to be a key part of a centralized approach to providing food, hygiene products, and other resources to students in need, such as meals, food funding, and food education. 

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This represents FY2023 BU Metrics.

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