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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Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions

The Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions (CHHP) is one of the premier medical and health history centers in the United States. Located in the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library in the heart of UC’s Academic Health Center campus, the Winkler Center serves as a medical archive, library, and exhibit facility that encourages visitors and researchers to explore the Cincinnati area’s rich medical and health history and to discover the people who have contributed to important advances in medicine, nursing, and pharmaceutical sciences.

The Winkler Center’s collections include the archives and oral histories of Cincinnati’s giants of medicine and health, books, journals, photographs, and medical artifacts related to the history of medicine in Cincinnati and the history of medicine in general. Most collections have been donated by prominent physicians, medical researchers, UC faculty and other notable professionals with a vision for the preservation of Cincinnati’s renowned medical and health history.

The facility includes the Stanley J. Lucas, M.D. Board Room that features an exhibit of a 15th century Italian apothecary and rotating exhibits illustrating Cincinnati’s medical history and medical pioneers. In fall 2011, a new wing will open to house the unique and nationally recognized collections; the John Hauck Foundation Gallery will feature exhibits and works of medically related art, and the William H. L. Dornette Research Room will provide a secure location for researchers to consult the collections.

Funding Opportunities

Having achieved the funding to complete the Center’s new facility, fund raising efforts are focused on expanding the endowments for a full-time professional archivist and a robust operating and program budget.

Click here to give online to the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions!