Feed-A-Bull Food Pantry
Feed-A-Bull Food Pantry is open. USF recognizes that due to COVID-19, students may
have reduced work income and decreased avenues for food; we are remaining 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 accepting employee donations to support students using designated bins outside the
side "PE" doors of Recreation & Wellness' main Tampa facility, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Donation bins are located at
the side entrance by the Physical Education building and parking lot 15.
Summer Semester Hours and Location below are in effect until further notice
SVC Breezeway, near offices of Registrar and ID Card Services
Students may drop-in for food & employees may drop-off donations during these hours:
Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Wednesday: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
*hours confirmed week of June 29, 2020 - July 3, 2020
Students with dietary restrictions for allergies or religious beliefs, can email us special requests at email@example.com before picking up their bag of food. Please give us 1 full business day notice to prepare your bag before picking up your food.
Not near the Tampa campus? Contact the pantries on our other campuses:
St. Petersburg: https://www.usfsp.edu/student-outreach-and-support/food-pantry/
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
Tampa's food pantry
Feed-A-Bull is a confidential Tampa campus food pantry initiative spearheaded by Student Health Services and Feeding America Tampa Bay. Feed-A-Bull is available to students enrolled on the USF Tampa campus. It was created 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.
Feed-A-Bull will strive 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 USF 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 USF students would not have to choose between buying text books or buying groceries, and helps to ensure that no USF student goes hungry.
To learn more, watch our video.
EMPLOYEE & COMMUNITY DONATION DRIVE:
Drop off donations at Recreation & Wellness' main facility (Tampa Campus REC 111) at
12301 USF Genshaft Dr (USF Maple) on the west side of the Yuengling Center (Sun Dome).
Through July 7, donation bins are located just outside the Campus Rec side "PE" doors, next to the Physical Education Building and parking lot 15.
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. Non-perishable food items can be donated at Feed-A-Bull (SVC
Breezeway during operating hours) and monetary donations will be accepted by clicking
on the button below. For questions or further information, please contact Feed-A-Bull
at firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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 (oatmeal)
- Canned Beans
- Canned Chicken
- Canned Fruit or Fruit cups
- Canned Tuna
- Canned Chicken
- Canned Beans
- Cereal boxes
- Macaroni & Cheese
- Pasta Sauce
- Peanut Butter
- Shelf-stable milk (non-refrigerated)
- Soup, particularly vegetarian soup
- Reusable canvas bags
The food items below are appreciated, but we have sufficient quantity:
- Dry pasta
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