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.

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.

Place an Order

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.

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.  Learn More

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!

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

Community Assistance

What is SNAP?

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 Pantry Locator

Food Bank of WNY provides support to the community at a variety of locations in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara Counties.

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Emergency Funds

Unanticipated circumstances can prevent students from continuing their education and achieving academic success.  UB has two unique resources to connect students to emergency funding. 

Mental Health and Wellness Resources

Short-term on campus mental health support

University at Buffalo
120 Richmond Quadrangle, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14261

Phone: (716) 645-2720; Fax: (716) 645-2175

Primary, non-emergency medical care

Health Services

Student Life

University at Buffalo
Michael Hall, 3435 Main Street, South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214

Phone: (716) 829-3316; Fax: (716) 829-2564

Preventative health and wellness education

Health Promotion

Student Life

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

Phone: (716) 645-2837; Fax: (716) 645-6234

Additional Resources

Crisis Text Line

Need to talk? The Crisis Text Line provides 24-hour support for people experiencing a mental health or situational crisis. Users are connected to a trained Crisis Counselor, who will help them develop a plan to stay safe. Messages are confidential, anonymous and secure. Data usage while texting the Crisis Text Line is free and the number will not appear on a phone bill. Text: “GOT5” to 741-741

Scholarship Portal

You work hard to earn scholarships and the scholarship portal makes it easy to find them. A general application opens in early October and remains open through the spring semester. Once you complete it, you can return regularly to view new opportunities the system has matched with your academic record and responses.

Student Employment

How do you find the right job or internship? Whether you’re looking for full-time or part-time opportunities, on-campus or off-campus, you can count on Career Services for advice and connections throughout your search.

Need Help?

Student Unions

Student Life

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

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