Bearcats Food Pantry

Bearcats Pantry Charge

To develop a resource distribution plan that meets the various insecurity needs of the University of Cincinnati student to assure academic and personal success.

Did you know that 20% of students at four-year institutions qualify as food insecure? And at the University of Cincinnati, 70% of UC Bearcats Pantry users are employed, but still need help filling the gap. The Bearcats Pantry is here to support students of all backgrounds and serve the student population. With some UC students facing lack of family support and others struggling to make ends meet, demand has never been higher for the free food, hygiene and cleaning supplies offered at our “local pantry.” Thank to the support of generous UC donors like you, the Bearcats Pantry is able to lend a hand to our most vulnerable students so they ultimately stay enrolled and graduate from UC.

About the BCP

The UC Bearcats Pantry (BCP) and Resource Center provides free food, hygiene items, cleaning supplies, and professional clothing to students of all backgrounds with food and other insecurities. The pantry also provides meal vouchers that can be used at campus dining halls and To-Go Bags that can be conveniently picked up at locations across campus. The pantry is meant to provide supplemental support which means we do not supply enough food to completely eradicate food insecurity. Our goal is to assist students in need by cutting down their grocery bills and connecting them to other resources in an effort to promote independence. To be eligible for services, students must be a UC undergraduate or graduate student.

Founded in 2016 by Assistant Dean of Students, Daniel S. Cummins, the Bearcats Pantry became a reality with the help of a strong and dedicated committee team and other UC affiliates. After more than five years of serving UC students, we are proud of what we have accomplished but we know there is always another student who needs help. We are grateful for the partnerships we’ve established with UC alumni and donors who believe in our vision and mission and provide financial supported to help UC students in need every day. To learn more about ways to support the UC Bearcats Pantry contact Jaime Bitzenhofer.

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UC Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute

The UC Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute is one of four institutes within the UC Health network, where expert physicians come together with researchers from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine to make true breakthroughs in medicine.

In the field of heart, lung and vascular research and care, the institute is nationally known for our discoveries and contributions – but most importantly for translating  insights into real treatments that help patients every day.

Giving Opportunities

Cardiovascular Center Equipment Fund: For state-of-the-art large equipment needs of The Center For Cardiovascular Research and Education.

The Cardiothoracic Surgery Development Fund: The funds will be used at the discretion of the Chair the Cardiothoracic Surgery Section to support projects which will enhance the educational and research mission of the Section of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Fund: To be used to support the education and needs of the UC College of Medicine Heart Failure and Heart Transplant program

HLVI Fund for Discovery and Advanced Study: Supports innovative science and curiosity-driven bas research in Heart, Lung and Vascular medicine.

HLVI Forward Fund: Supports innovative and pioneering advances in education, training, research and clinical patient care mission of the Heart, Lung, Vascular Institute.

Pulmonary Discretionary Fund: To be used to support the Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine of the College of Medicine

Contact Information

Jeff Taylor
Senior Director of Development
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
513-558-2304
jeff.taylor@uc.edu

Molly Long
Director of Development
UC Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute
513-558-4264
molly.long@uc.edu