The Knights Helping Knights Pantry is preparing emergency-supply bags for students who find themselves in need of food while campus is closed for the Thanksgiving break.
Up to 25 bags will be placed outside KHK Pantry in Ferrell Commons for students to pick up while campus is closed Nov. 24-28. The bags are filled with food donated to the pantry. In year’s past, they’ve included tuna, boxed mashed potatoes, crackers, canned vegetables, canned fruit, soup, oatmeal and bottled water, said pantry manager Alexander Botchen. UCF’s Transfer & Transition office has been collecting food since early October for this holiday service.
KHK Pantry was founded in 2009 by UCF students who sought to help fellow Knights facing financial difficulties, and to make sure students never needed to choose between buying textbooks or food. In the 2015-16 academic year, KHK Pantry served more than 13,300 students, Botchen said.