Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.77
Liaison Andrew Porter
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Cincinnati
IN-14: Food Bank

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Daniel Hart
Sustainability Coordinator
Planning + Design + Construction
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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 UC Bearcats Pantry provides free food, hygiene items, cleaning supplies, and professional clothing to students of all backgrounds with food and other insecurities. The pantry also provides meal vouchers that can be used at campus dining halls and To-Go Bags that can be conveniently picked up at locations across campus.

Beginning in the Spring of 2018,the Office of Sustainability began donating fresh food from the Soiled Hands Learning Garden is donated directly to the Bearcat Food Pantry. Recognizing it's role in the community, UC Sustainability strives to ensure access to food for every person. We hope to do so through this partnership with the Bearcat Food Pantry.

About the Pantry
Mission
Our goal is to assist students in need by cutting down their grocery bills and connecting them to other resources in an effort to promote independence. The pantry is meant to provide supplemental support, which means we do not supply enough food to completely eradicate food insecurity.


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