Services

Feed-A-Bull Food Pantry

We got you...because everyone needs help sometime. 

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 -- 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.  

Ordering

Online:    https://www.tinyurl.com/FeedABull22
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
The pantry is located in the Student Services (SVC) building basement in SVC 0002. 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
The pantry's hours of operation are listed below, with exception of university holidays when it is also closed.

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

University Holiday Closures
-  Winter Break (Wednesday, December 21 - Monday, January 2)

NOT NEAR THE TAMPA CAMPUS? 

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


 

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

Gift Card Donations
Feed-A-Bull can now accept gift card donations, such as a pre-paid Visa or grocery store gift card (Walmart, Publix, Target, etc.). This will allow us to quickly stock the pantry when running low on an essential food item(s), and also purchase items that aren't often donated but requested by students. Processes are in place to ensure donated gift cards are monitored and used for intended purposes. To learn how to donate a gift card, please email the pantry at feedabull@usf.edu.

Food Donations  
The Feed-A-Bull Food Pantry welcomes your donations but please be advised that we are not permitted to use opened food or cans with deep dents. Non-perishable food donations can be taken to SVC 0002; see above for directions and hours. There is a donation box outside the pantry for use when 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 0002
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
  • Canned tuna
  • Canned vegetables (other than green beans) 
  • Juice 
  • Cereal 
  • Oatmeal 
  • Grits 
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Pasta
  • 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 items listed below: 

  • Canned green beans 

 

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