Hitchcock Field & Fork Pantry
Open House


Since 2015, the Alan and Cathy Hitchcock Field & Fork Pantry has assisted the members of the University of Florida campus community who experience food insecurity. The Pantry is committed to providing food to those in need, regardless of whether that need is chronic or temporary. The operation of the Pantry is made possible through donations from the campus community, local Publix supermarkets and financial contributions from dedicated supporters.

New Space, New Opportunities

As the University of Florida continues its drive to becoming a top five public institution, it is committed to ensuring that every member of the UF community has access to nutritious foods. The second phase of the Hitchcock Field & Fork Pantry will allow visitors to not only have enough food to be successful, but also learn healthy food choices and cooking techniques.

Since its opening, the Hitchcock Field & Fork Pantry has conducted over 44,000 transactions. The second phase will give the Pantry even more space to display non-perishable food items and fresh produce from the Field & Fork Farm and Gardens, a dedicated area for storage and processing of donations, and a teaching and demonstration area. Please join the University of Florida as we open the newly expanded Hitchcock Field & Fork Pantry and host our opening day wellness resource fair.

Open House: Hitchcock Field & Fork Pantry

We invite everyone to join the Hitchcock Field & Fork Pantry and the Campus Food Program as we officially open the doors of the expanded Pantry. Attendees will have a chance to visit the Pantry’s newly expanded space as well as learn about campus and community resources that support people experiencing food insecurity. Representatives from wellness-related departments, organizations, and resources will be on hand to teach visitors about how they can make an impact in reducing food insecurity. Attendees are encouraged to bring one non-perishable item to help fill the shelves. Light snacks will be provided.

Date: Monday, November 18, 2019
Event Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Hitchcock Pantry (near McCarty Hall B)

Frequently Asked Questions

Please click the questions below to get answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the Hitchcock Field & Fork Pantry.

The expanded Hitchcock Field & Fork Pantry will host its open house and wellness resource fair on Monday, November 18 from 11:00 A.M. -1:00 P.M. The Pantry will open for shoppers immediately after, at 1:00 P.M. The Pantry’s normal operating hours will resume from this point on.
Yes. While construction is underway, the Hitchcock Field & Fork Pantry will continue to serve the UF community in a temporary location in Rawlings Hall.
Food insecurity is the lack of access to reliable amounts of nutritious food. For example: I can’t afford to buy enough healthy food to sustain myself.
The UF Field & Fork Campus Food Program provides opportunities for collaboration and learning in sustainable agriculture and food systems. The program is administratively housed in the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and operates a small urban farm on campus. The Alan and Cathy Hitchcock Field & Fork Pantry was launched in partnership with the Division of Student Affairs to benefit those experiencing food insecurity.
The Hitchcock Field & Fork Pantry is open to anyone with a valid UF ID, including students, faculty and staff, regardless of financial background or other factors.
All items at the Hitchcock Field & Fork Pantry are donated and, therefore, free to guests. We suggest guests take only enough supplies to last them about a week.
The Hitchcock Field & Fork Pantry thrives on the generosity of its partners and friends. From hosting food drives and donating non-perishable items, to giving monetary donations or volunteering at the Farm and Gardens, there are many ways to help!