The Center for Community Outreach is excited to announce the formation of a new service for students, the Big Blue Pantry. The Big Blue Pantry is a food pantry that will offer an accessible, compassionate and dignified environment for University of Kentucky students to supplement their nutritional and basic needs.
One of the main goals of the Big Blue Pantry is to raise awareness about food insecurity among college students and to address the issue among members of the UK community. This is in line with campus trends and food pantries formation at other colleges and universities across the United States.
The CCO is asking for your help to refer students in need to the Big Blue Pantry. Located on the second floor of Alumni Gym (Room 103), the pantry is completely confidential and easily accessible for students in need.
To refer students, encourage them to find the Big Blue Pantry on social media: @BigBluePantry (on Twitter) or facebook.com/BigBluePantry for our current operating hours. Email questions to BigbluePantry@gmail.com or come to 103 Alumni Gym where volunteers will assist them.
To access the food pantry, students need to present their Wildcard Student ID. While students will need to fill out an intake form, there are no additional criteria they must meet to access food.