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. There are two easy steps:
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.
Students interested in Blue Table should complete an online order form, which 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 230 Student Union on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in 230 Student Union.
The University Presbyterian Church (UPC) 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: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: 3330 Main St. Buffalo, NY 14214.
Contact: 716-836-7660 for more information or to arrange pantry use outside of normal hours of service.
Students are not required to provide or submit any paperwork, but must present a current, valid UB student ID.
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.
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.
The article below gives a concise overview of eating healthy on a budget. Topics covered include: meal planning within your budget, recipes, food myths, and links to additional resources. Credit: moneygeek.com
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