Services

Feed-A-Bull Food Pantry

Feed-A-Bull is the confidential Tampa campus food pantry available to enrolled students to address food insecurity by providing supplemental food to students in need, as well as education and resources to students related to purchasing and preparing balanced food on a budget. Food pantries are operated on all University of South Florida campuses; students may utilize the campus pantry most convenient for them.

USF recognizes that due to COVID-19, students may have reduced work income and decreased avenues for food. We are open to assist with tightening food budgets. We have instituted updated protocols for checking in and receiving food that comply with social distancing and protect our student patrons.

We are currently accepting community donations

Fall Semester Location and hours:

SVC 002 (basement level, next to USF Oracle)

Students may drop-in for food & employees may drop-off donations during these hours:

  • Monday: closed
  • Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Thursday: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Friday: closed

Students can now create a customized bag and let the pantry know about any food allergies or restrictions due to religious beliefs. Order your customized bag and schedule a pick-up date at www.tinyurl.com/FeedABull20. Please give us one full business day's notice to prepare your bag before picking up your food.

Not near the Tampa campus?

Contact the pantries on our other campuses:

For information on pantries throughout Tampa Bay, see WUSF's April news story: https://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/post/where-get-food-when-you-cannot-get-it-yourself-food-banks-and-pantries-across-tampa-bay


About the Feed-a-Bull Food Pantry

Feed-A-Bull, an initiative spearheaded by Student Health Services and Feeding America Tampa Bay, strives to alleviate food hardship and hunger among USF students by providing supplemental food, nutrition education and resources to students in need, in order to promote student success and retention. The pantry was created as a response to the knowledge that some students face food insecurity while attending the university, and supplemental food assistance may assist in allowing students to focus on their studies. By providing emergency food assistance, Feed-A-Bull works to make sure that our students would not have to choose between buying text books or buying groceries, and helps to ensure that no student goes hungry.

To learn more, watch our video.

 

EMPLOYEE & COMMUNITY DONATION DRIVE

To have food delivered to the pantry, please use our Amazon wishlist https://a.co/b2YQnBd

Non-perishable food items can be donated at Feed-A-Bull in the SVC Breezeway during operating hours (see above). Otherwise, item donations can be dropped off at Recreation & Wellness' facility (Tampa Campus REC 111) at 12301 USF Genshaft Drive (formerly USF Maple) on the west side of the Yuengling Center (Sun Dome). Donation bins are located just outside the Recreation & Wellness' main entrance doors, facing Sessums Malls and adjacent to parking lot 22A (the shared parking lot with Yuengling Center). 

ONGOING DONATIONS
By providing access to Feed-A-Bull, organizers would like to decrease food insecurity at USF in order to promote academic success, student retention and personal well-being, and to increase student access to resources and support. Year round monetary and food donations are  accepted. Monetary donations can be made by clicking on the button below. For questions or further information, please contact Feed-A-Bull at feedabull@usf.edu or call 813-974-5884.

Please join #BullsUnited in Action by making a gift of any size. Together, we can address food insecurity so that no USF student goes hungry! #OneUSF

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ITEMS IN HIGH DEMAND
The Feed-A-Bull food pantry welcomes all donations; however, we are not permitted to use expired food or cans with deep dents.

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

  • Breakfast foods (cereal & oatmeal)
  • Canned Beans
  • Canned Chicken
  • Canned Fruit or Fruit cups
  • Canned Tuna
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Peanut Butter
  • Popcorn
  • Rice
  • Shelf-stable milk (non-refrigerated)
  • Soup, particularly vegetarian soup 

The food items below are appreciated, but we have sufficient quantity:

  • Dry pasta

 

USF Feed-A-Bull is affiliated with:

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