Services

Feed-A-Bull Food Pantry

image of FAB logo and canned goods

The Feed-A-Bull Food Pantry helps to ensure that students do not have to choose between buying textbooks or buying groceries -- because no student should ever go hungry!


ABOUT THE PANTRY

Feed-A-Bull, an initiative spearheaded by Student Health Services and Feeding America Tampa Bay, strives to alleviate food hardship and hunger among all enrolled USF students by providing supplemental food, nutrition education and resources to any student in need -- whatever their situation, whenever they need it -- in order to ensure their academic success at USF. 

The confidential pantry was created as a response to the knowledge that approximately 30 percent of students face food insecurity while attending the university for a variety of reasons, and supplemental food assistance may allow these students to focus on their studies.  
 
To learn more, watch our video (current location and hours of operation are below).

Food pantries are also operated on the St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee campuses. Students may utilize the campus pantry most convenient for them. 


ORDERING, LOCATION & HOURS

Students can either drop in for food during open hours or pre-order customized groceries online confidentially. Be sure to let the pantry know about any food allergies or restrictions due to religious beliefs.  

University Holiday Closures

  • Memorial Day (Monday, May 30)
  • Juneteenth Day (Monday, June 20)
  • Independence Day (Monday, July 4)

Ordering:

Online:    www.tinyurl.com/FeedABull21
Order customized groceries and schedule a pick-up date. Please allow the pantry staff one (1) full business day's notice to prepare the order before picking up your food. 

Drop In
When students drop in at the pantry, they have the option to "shop" the aisles to personalize their selections, or pantry staff can select groceries for you.

Location:   SVC 0040  
The pantry is located in a temporary office in the Student Services (SVC) building basement. Enter the building through the double doors next to the Admissions Office (on the breezeway) and take the hallway to elevator lobby; take the elevator or the stairs to basement.  

Hours of Operation: 

  • Monday:  2 - 5 pm 
  • Tuesday:  9 am – 12 pm
  • Wednesday:  1 –  4 pm
  • Thursday:  3 - 6 pm
  • Friday:  closed


NOT NEAR THE TAMPA CAMPUS? 

Contact the pantries on our other campuses or utilize off-campus community resources: 


WANT TO VOLUNTEER AT THE PANTRY?

Feed-a-Bull relies on student volunteers to help operate the pantry.  If you would like to contribute your time, please contact us by emailing feedabull@usf.edu or calling 813-974-5884.


EMPLOYEE & COMMUNITY DONATIONS

Your support of food or monetary donations is truly invaluable.  Together, we can address food insecurity so that no USF student goes hungry!  

Monetary Donations 
Monetary donations of any size are most appreciated as the funds support the operations and provide for items not well-stocked in the pantry.

Your gift can be made through the USF Foundation by clicking the button below.

For questions or further information, please contact Feed-A-Bull at feedabull@usf.edu or call 813-974-5884. 

Make a Donation


Food Donations  
The Feed-A-Bull Food Pantry welcomes your donations but please be advised that we are not permitted to use expired food or cans with deep dents. Non-perishable food donations can be taken to SVC 0040; see above for directions and hours. Otherwise, donations can be left in the SVC breezeway even if the pantry is closed.  Other campus donation locations include The WELL lobby and the Shimberg Library. 
 
To have food delivered to the pantry, consider purchasing from our Amazon Wishlist.  Please direct delivery Monday through Thursday to:

USF - Feed-a-Bull Pantry 
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, SVC 0040 
Tampa, Florida 33620 
813-974-5884


Items In High Demand 

The food items below are in high-demand and currently low in our stock: 

  • Canned Chicken 
  • Canned fruit or fruit cups 
  • Juice 
  • Cereal 
  • Oatmeal 
  • Grits 
  • Pasta Sauce 
  • Peanut Butter 
  • Rice 
  • Shelf-stable milk (non-refrigerated) 
  • Ramen 
  • Snacks (popcorn, pretzels, granola bars) 


Items Not Needed
Currently, we have sufficient quantity of the following items: 

  • Pasta 
  • Macaroni and Cheese 
  • Canned tuna 
  • Canned vegetables 


CONTACT US

For questions or further information, please contact Feed-A-Bull at feedabull@usf.edu or call 813-974-5884. 


USF Feed-A-Bull is affiliated with:

Logo College & University Food Bank Alliance