Food insecurity is an issue facing college students nationwide. At UB, approximately 20-25% of students report experiencing lack of access to reliable, healthy food at some time.
With that in mind, UB launched an innovative food pantry program -- Blue Table -- which allows students to submit online request forms for food they need, and pick it up at a convenient location on campus.
Through crowdfunding, we are raising money to purchase food for this program, to ensure every student has food available to them, when they need it most.
Learn more about Blue Table.
Liz Hladczuk, reservations coordinator for the Blue Table, with John Kisker (back right), assistant director facilities operations and Matthew Taboni (back left), a student and former co-chair of Blue Table, as they work on making some bags of food.
A student assistant for the Student Union, stocks shelves in the Blue Table food pantry.