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.
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. Students may select up to one week’s worth of groceries from a variety of food options. There are two easy steps:
Any enrolled 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.
Students interested in Blue Table should complete an online order form that includes a list of diverse and healthy food options that are available each week. Once the order is received, the groceries will be bagged and you will be notified within 2-3 business days when they are ready to be picked up.
Have a specific question about hunger or the Blue Table service? Contact Health Promotion at 716-645-2837.
Blue Table is stocked by generous donations from across the UB community. Non-perishable donations of canned fruit, vegetables, soup, or meats, pasta or macaroni, rice, granola bars, cereal or peanut butter can be easily accepted at the Student Association (SA) office in 350 Student Union, Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Contact SA for a full list of accepted food items or to learn more.
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.
Students are not required to present any qualifying criteria or complete any paperwork, but they must present a current, valid UB student ID.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) issues monthly electronic benefits that can be used like cash to purchase food at authorized retail food stores.
Food Bank of WNY provides support to the community at a variety of locations in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara Counties.
Unanticipated circumstances can prevent students from continuing their education and achieving academic success. UB has two unique resources to connect students to emergency funding.
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