Field to Fork Pantry grand opening ceremony on September 1st, 2015.

Pantry Opens for Students, Faculty, and Staff in Need

On Sept. 1, thfieldandforke University of Florida officially opened the new Field and Fork Campus Food Program Pantry to support students, faculty, and staff who need a little extra help finding healthy food for themselves and their families.

An open house to celebrate the pantry’s official opening was held on Sept. 1, kicked off by a brief ceremony featuring comments from UF President Kent Fuchs, Student Affairs Vice President Dave Kratzer, UF/IFAS Vice President Jack Payne, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Charlie Lane, Student Body President Joselin Padron-Rasines, and others who have been instrumental in supporting the program.

“Nothing better embodies the spirit of optimism — of action — than the Field and Fork Food Pantry that we’re gathered to open this morning,” said President Fuchs in his opening remarks.  He went on to laud those who were motivated enough by the need they had observed to ensure the project’s successful launch.

Learn more about the ribbon cutting ceremony and watch a recording of the Sept. 2 Wellness Wednesday presentation to learn more about the food pantry, campus CSAs, and local food resources at

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