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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UCATS - University of Cincinnati Athletics Team Support

Since 1979, UCATS has been the framework for supporting the efforts of Bearcats student-athletes.  As the principal fundraising arm of athletics, UCATS provides a way for individuals to help talented young people receive a quality education while ensuring UC’s tradition of academic and athletic excellence.

UCATS donors are a key part of the UC Athletics community and are essential to the future success of Bearcats Athletics.  Their annual contributions provide vital financial support which helps offset the educational expenses of more than 550 Bearcats student-athletes, enabling them to succeed in the classroom, in their respective sport and in the community.  Its donors are alumni, friends and advocates of the university who recognize the value of the intercollegiate athletics experience here at the University of Cincinnati.

New UCATS members under the age of 40 have a unique opportunity to get involved and dramatically help broaden our base of support.  For the first two (2) years of UCATS membership, you are only required to pay half (½) the minimums of traditional membership, yet still receive all the benefits associated with your respective giving level.

This is an excellent opportunity to support UC Athletics and become a member of UCATS for half the price!

UC’s student-athletes thank you for your support!


Contact Information

UCATS Office
Toll Free:  1-877-55-UCATS
Phone:  513-556-4884
Fax:  513-556-0629

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