The purpose of the Argo Pantry is to provide healthy food to currently enrolled UWF students who are in need of emergency assistance. Our mission is to establish and sustain a campus food pantry that will fulfill the basic requirements of students who are in need.
The Argo Pantry at UWF was established by Dr. Lusharon Wiley. The idea for the food pantry grew out of a conversation between Dr. Keya Wiggins, UWF Psychologist with Counseling and Psychological Services, and Dr. Lusharon Wiley, Director of Case Management Services in the Dean of Students office. Their shared concern and interactions with students had revealed a growing number of students who did not have adequate food.
Dr. Wiley called together a team from various campus departments and asked Manna Food Bank of Pensacola to provide guidance on getting started. Information was gathered from the University of North Florida that provided the framework for establishing the pantry. The Argo Pantry opened in the fall of 2013. Since that time there has been exponential growth in the number of visits to the Pantry by students.
Campus and Community Partners
Social Work Department
Student Government Association
Environmental Studies Department
Kugelman Honors Program
How to access the Argo Pantry
Students in need of emergency food assistance can visit the Argo Pantry located in the Dean of Students office in building 21. A brief interview and application is required. Food assistance will be provided to the student immediately following the interview. The entire process takes approximately fifteen minutes. Students will be able to access the Argo Pantry up to once a week.