Big Blue Pantry

Located in the basement of White Hall Classroom Building (room 025) next to the Post Office, the Big Blue Pantry is open to any University of Kentucky student with a valid UK ID experiencing food insecurity or hunger. Students will fill out a short intake form, and their information will remain confidential. There are no qualifications for access to the pantry other than being a UK student. Follow us on social media for updates on hours and product availability, as well as volunteer opportunities. We operate on donations (both food and monetary). Please consider donating non-perishable foods or monetarily to the Big Blue Pantry.

Visit our Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for more information.

What to Expect During Your Visit:

  • Only one patron will be permitted in our space at a time.
  • Patrons are required to wear masks. 
  • We are working to keep our interactions with patrons as low-touch as possible.
  • As we continue to make adjustments, we ask for your patience. The safety of our community members is our top priority.

Donate Directly

A recent campus study found that more than 40% of UK students experience some level of food insecurity during their college career and the Big Blue Pantry is one resource to help combat the affects. The Big Blue Pantry Gift Fund supports the Big Blue Pantry by allowing us to purchase additional food items from stores like Kroger. You can also donate via our Amazon Wish List! We also accept food donations! Check out our Suggested Donations List for guidance on what food items to donate.



Contact Person: 
Jason Schubert
Phone Number: 
(859) 562-3379
Email Address: 
Operating Times: 
Monday & Wednesday: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Friday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
White Hall Classroom Building basement room 025
On/Off Campus: 
On Campus