Resources

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Gainesville Resources

The Hitchcock Field & Fork Pantry is committed to assisting individuals in the Gator Community who
experience food insecurity. If you are in need of additional assistance outside of the Pantry, please
refer to this list of resources.

Contact Information Additional Information
MOUNT OLIVE AME CHURCH
721 SE 8TH Street
Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 378-9051More Information
Service Hours: 2nd and 3rd Saturday every month at 9 am (until supplies last)Eligibility/Fees: Open to all / no fees
CATHOLIC CHARITIES
1701 NE Ninth Street
Gainesville, FL 32609
(352) 371-3157More Information
Service Hours:
Mon-Wed: 9:30am-3pm (closed 12:30pm-1pm for lunch)
Thu: 8:30am-12:30pmEligibility/Fees: Photo ID and SS cards for all in household required / no fees
TRANSFORMATION BIBLE VISION MINISTRIES
2314 Waldo Road
Gainesville, FL 32605
(352) 226-9036More Information
Service Hours:
Mon/ Wed/ Fri 10am-2pm
Sat 10am-2pmEligibility/Fees: Photo ID / no fees
UPPER ROOM CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST
3575 NE 15th Street
Gainesville, FL 32609
(352) 264-0006More Information
Service Hours: Mon 9am-11amEligibility/Fees: Open to all / no fees
LAZARUS RESTORATION MINISTRIES
3019 NE 20th Way Box 5
Gainesville, FL 32609
(352) 213-8970More Information
Service Hours: Mon 11am-1pmEligibility/Fees: Photo ID / may incur fees
GAINESVILLE COMMUNITY MINISTRY
238 Southwest 4th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 372-8162More Information
Service Hours: Mon-Thu 9am-2:30pm (First time clients need to arrive before noon)Eligibility/Fees: Photo ID, Social Security Card and proof of income.
Call for information. (Food pantry is limited to once in 30-day period.)
SALVATION ARMY
639 East University Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32602
(352) 376-1743More Information
Pantry Food Service Hours:
Mon / Wed: 10am-3pm (or while supplies last) – Bread and Sweets
Tues / Thurs 10 am- 12 pm (or while supplies last) Emergency Food AssistanceEligibility/Fees: Photo ID, Social Security card, Proof of income and expenses. / No fees (Food pantry is limited to once in a 90-day period)
SNAP – Department of Children and Families
(352) 955-5338More Information
Food Stamp Program.
WIC – Supplemental Food Program
Various Locations
(352) 225-4343More Information
Women, Infant and Children (WIC) nutritional program.
St. Francis House
413 S Main St
Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 378-9079More Information
Soup Kitchen
Eldercare of Alachua County
5701 NW 34th Blvd
Gainesville, FL 32653
(352) 265-9040More Information
Food delivery services.

University of Florida Resources

At UF Every Gator Counts. U Matter, We Care serves as UF’s umbrella program for UF’s caring culture and provides students in distress with support and coordination of the wide variety of appropriate resources. Families, faculty and students can contact umatter@ufl.edu seven days a week for assistance for students in distress.

Visit http://www.umatter.ufl.edu/to learn more.

The University of Florida Dean of Students Office creates a culture of care for students, their families, faculty and staff by providing exemplary programs and services designed to enhance students’ academic and personal success.

Visit https://www.dso.ufl.edu/ to learn more.

The Gator Career Closet is a lending service where students may borrow professional clothing and accessories. It is open to all University of Florida students with a valid UF ID.

Visit https://careercloset.dso.ufl.edu/ to learn more.

The Career Resource Center is here to support your exploration of career options, development of professional skills, and connections to opportunities after graduation. Anything from resume building, mock interviews, job search strategies, cover letter review, Linked In peer review, job offer & salary negotiations.

Visit https://www.crc.ufl.edu/ to learn more.

We are the primary provider of counseling, mental health, and psychiatric services for UF students. Our goal is to help students to be maximally effective in their academic pursuits: first, by reducing or eliminating emotional, psychological, and interpersonal problems that interfere with your academic functioning. Secondly, by helping students to thrive, grow in self-understanding, self-responsibility, and optimal life functioning. We provide individual therapy, group, couples counseling, consultation, crisis services, outreach, biofeedback, and other services. We believe that the college years are an optimal time for change, growth, inquiry, and development.

Visit http://www.counseling.ufl.edu/cwc/Default.aspx to learn more.

Multicultural & Diversity Affairs educates, empowers, and mobilizes students, campus and community partners, and creates cutting edge programs and opportunities in the areas of multicultural education, self-awareness, advocacy, intercultural understanding, and social justice with a commitment toward creating an inclusive, caring and just campus community.

Visit https://multicultural.ufl.edu/ to learn more.

The Department of Recreational Sports offers experiences that enrich the lives of University of Florida students through excellence in facilities, fitness, sport, adventure and play. We are committed to fostering leaders, encouraging life-long healthy lifestyles and developing meaningful relationships.

Visit http://recsports.ufl.edu/ to learn more.

We provide educational programs, workshops, and conferences; coordinates community service, leadership, and service learning opportunities for students; develops reciprocal relationships with the community in order to best serve all parties; and will serve as a resource for faculty and staff on these topics. Fosters lifelong service and civic participation by engaging the University with its greater community in action, change, and learning.

Visit http://www.leadershipandservice.ufl.edu/ to learn more.

It is the goal of the Disability Resource Center to foster a sense of empowerment in students with disabilities by educating them about their legal rights and responsibilities so that they can make informed choices, by encouraging them to engage in critical thinking and self-advocacy and by supporting them in being successful students, campus leaders and positive contributors to the campus community.

Visit https://drc.dso.ufl.edu/ to learn more.

Student Legal Services provides students a full range of typical legal services, including advice and consultation, drafting of letters and legal documents, conferences and settlement negotiations with adverse parties, legal research, review and interpretation of legal documents, drafting and filing of legal documents, and some representation in court.

Visit https://www.studentlegalservices.ufl.edu/ to learn more.

The purpose of the Ombuds office is to assist students and staff in resolving problems and conflicts that arise in the course of interacting with the University of Florida. By considering problems in an unbiased way, the Ombuds works to help students and staff find solutions to university related problems and concerns.

Visit https://ombuds.ufl.edu/ to learn more.

The Department of Housing & Residence Education is responsible for maintaining facilities and programming that enhance the university’s academic mission for 7,600+ residence hall students and 1,900+ Graduate and Family Housing village residents. We are a full service operation, including financial, IT, maintenance, building services, residence life and education, Student Learning and Engagement, Administrative Services, Graduate and Family Housing departments.

Visit http://www.housing.ufl.edu/ to learn more.

To ensure a vibrant future for the state of Florida by leading in the transformation of public higher education. A self-sustaining Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars program will serve as the cornerstone of that endeavor by enabling qualified Florida high school graduates to attend the state’s flagship university, regardless of their socio-economic status. By supporting low-income, first-generation college students, the program will help Florida families rise out of economic hardships, make it possible for talented young people to reach their promise, improve communities and create a stronger workforce.

Visit http://fos.ufsa.ufl.edu/ to learn more.

UFIC is organized administratively into five major units: Exchange Visitor Services; International Student Services; Study Abroad Services; Office for Global Research Engagement, and Administrative and Fiscal Services. Each of these units is devoted to supporting international education, research, and engagement, our principal missions, with the ultimate goal of the Center being to mobilize campus resources on behalf of a high-impact global presence for the University of Florida. With 5,000 international students from over 130 different countries, a campus with nearly 2,000 international scholars and faculty, and a home base for over 2,000 study abroad students in over 50 countries.

Visit https://www.ufic.ufl.edu/ to learn more.