Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.16
Liaison Yara Watson Colon
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Central Florida
IN-14: Food Bank

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Yara Watson Colon
Sustainability Specialist II
Sustainability Initiatives
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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?:
Yes

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

The Knights Helping Knights Pantry provides UCF students with access to free food and necessities when they need it most. The thriving food pantry program, which began in 2009 as a class project in a first-year LEAD Scholars course, is located in Ferrell Commons next to the All Knight Study facility.

This grassroots initiative strives to ensure UCF students won’t have to choose between buying textbooks or buying groceries. Since its inception, the Knights Pantry has expanded from a closet at the Student Union to its own suite in Ferrell Commons that is open five days a week.

Currently, the Knights Pantry is supported by the Student Union and funded by the Student Government Association and generous community donors. Two student staff members and a team of volunteers help keep the doors open for fellow students who have fallen on hard times.

From the beginning, our goal has been to help students. We are fortunate to do so every day with the help of our many campus partners. The UCF community continues to unite in support of our efforts by hosting food drives, volunteering at the Knights Pantry, and donating to support our continuing operations.


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