Big Blue Pantry

About Us

Mission: Big Blue Pantry strives to provide support and awareness for food insecure students on the University of Kentucky’s campus as well as educate the broader student population about hunger. No judgement. Just food.

We operate on donations from third parties in our communities, purchases from Kroger, and via our partnership with God’s Pantry. We accept both perishable and non-perishable goods, as well as monetary donations. Suggested donations could include, but are not limited to what is listed below.

Monetary donations can be in the form of online donations (online giving platform linked here!), cash or checks payable to the University of Kentucky, with Big Blue Pantry in the memo line. ALL monetary donations are deposited into our gift fund, which allows us to purchase groceries to restock the Big Blue Pantry as needed.


In the interest of the health and safety of our staff and patrons, the Big Blue Pantry will be transitioning to a “Grab ‘N Go” model for the remainder of the spring semester and is moving to a NEW LOCATION: room A252 (Center for Student Involvement) in the Gatton Student Center.

Pre-packed grocery bags will be available to currently enrolled UK students from 11am-4pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning the week of March 23rd.

Please contact us directly to plan a donation, a donation drive or a fundraiser to benefit the Big Blue Pantry. We appreciate any and all donations as we continue to support our students throughout the spring semester.

With any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to the Big Blue Pantry via email ( or via any of our social media platforms. Follow us on social media! @BigBluePantry for IG, Twitter, and Facebook (linked below) for the latest updates and announcements.

Adjusted Spring 2020 Hours

Starting the week of March 23rd through the end of the spring semester:

  • Tuesdays from 11:00am – 4:00pm
  • Wednesdays from 11:00am – 4:00pm