The Argo Pantry provides food to currently enrolled UWF students in need of assistance.
Overcoming Food Insecurity
Recent studies show that food insecurity can be a significant barrier to academic success. Did you know that 30 percent of UWF students surveyed considered themselves food insecure? The USDA defines food insecurity as “limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods or limited or uncertain ability to acquire acceptable foods in socially acceptable ways." College students who experience food insecurity often struggle to support themselves while working, attending classes and dealing with other life issues. The Argo Pantry hopes to minimize food insecurity, allowing UWF students to focus on academic goals and progress toward degree completion.
Who Can Use the Argo Pantry?
- Any currently enrolled UWF student with a Nautilus Card.
Where is the Argo Pantry?
- The Argo Pantry is located in Building 18, Room 150B (within the Dean of Students Office).
When Can I Get Food From the Argo Pantry?
- The Argo Pantry is open every Monday and Thursday from 11 a.m.–1 p.m for food bags.
You can build valuable résumé skills while helping fellow students. The Argo Pantry offers:
- Participation in something worthwhile
- Personal and professional growth
- Sense of satisfaction
All volunteers are required to complete training/orientation and sign a confidentiality agreement.
Clubs and organizations may "adopt" one- to two-hour shifts at the Argo Pantry. At least one group member must be present during each shift. Groups may attend regularly scheduled volunteer training/orientation or request an additional session. Please complete the Volunteer Form.
How Can You Help?
The Argo Pantry accepts non-perishable food items, personal care items, laundry detergent and school supplies. You can also send items directly to the Argo Pantry via Amazon or make a tax-deductible gift through the UWF Foundation.