Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.79
Liaison Ryan Chabot
Submission Date April 23, 2024

STARS v2.2

University of Central Florida
IN-14: Food Bank

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Ryan Chabot
Sustainability Coordinator
Arboretum and 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?:

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.

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.

The pantry offers fresh produce from on and off campus partners, pastries from local supermarkets, shelf-stable food, frozen food, refrigerated food, new dietary restriction items, casual clothing, professional clothing, school supplies, and household items. The UCF community continues to unite in support of their efforts by hosting food drives, volunteering at the Knights Pantry, and donating to support continuing operations.

UCF students with a valid UCF ID can check-out items once per day and are typically able to take 5 food items per day.

Website URL where information about the food bank is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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