Food Support

Student volunteers at UB's Blue Table virtual food pantry.

Consistent access to nutritious food is a necessary part of being a successful, healthy student.  Should you experience an unanticipated hardship, we can help connect you to groceries.

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Blue Table

Through a partnership with the Student Association, UB offers Blue Table, a virtual food pantry service for UB students who do not have access to food. There are two easy steps:

  1. Place an online order
  2. Pick up orders in 235 Student Union

Any enrolled UB student is welcome to utilize the service and all that is needed is a valid UB student ID.  Blue Table is available to off-set unanticipated hardship and is not meant to replace a meal plan.

Help Fight Campus Hunger

The Blue Table program is sustained in part by generous donations from the UB and Buffalo community.  Donate to Blue Table today!

Support During COVID-19 Operations

As the university continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation, we are asking our entire university community to take, proactive and prudent measures to ensure the health and safety of the UB community.

Blue Table orders are still being accepted.  Placed orders can be picked up on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in 235 Student Union. 

Students interested in Blue Table should complete an online order form that includes a list of diverse and healthy food options. Once the order is received, the groceries will be bagged and available for pick up in 235 Student Union on designated days.

Updated Hours

Starting 1/26 Blue Table will be open for pick-ups on Tuesday & Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Community Toolkit

Blue Table exists through the generous support of the UB and Buffalo community. Donated food and funds sustain Blue Table and help keep students healthy and safe. Whether you are working with a specific population of students, faculty or staff, within an office or department, or within the Buffalo community, food drives can bring a group or team together to support students.

UPC Food Pantry

The University Presbyterian Church Food Pantry across the street from the South Campus provides food items for students and residents who are in need. Shelves are stocked with a variety of non-perishable food items and basic necessities.

Hours of Service:

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location and Contact Information:

The pantry is located in the University Presbyterian Church at 3330 Main St. Buffalo, NY 14214. Contact the pantry at 716-836-7660 for more information or to arrange pantry use outside of normal hours of service.

Remember Your Student ID

Students are not required to present any qualifying criteria or complete any paperwork, but they must present a current, valid UB student ID.

Additional Resources

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Student Unions

Student Life

University at Buffalo
235 Student Union, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-2055; Fax: (716) 645-2371