Resources for Applicants
If you are dealing with hardship circumstances or a crisis situation, contact Student Care and Outreach in the Office of the Dean of Students for support. For more information, call 706-542-7774 or visit their website.
For information and resources for coping with financial hardship at UGA, please visit the UGA Financial Hardship Resources website
The UGA Student Food Pantry is located in the Tate Center, room 146, behind the staircase. It is open during Fall and Spring semesters from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday. For more information visit their website.
There are several food pantries in the Clarke County area that are open year round. Go to Community Connection's website to see a list of food banks in the area and more information about each one.
The UGA Bulldog Basics provides personal hygiene items for students in need. It is located in the accessible unisex restroom on the first floor of Dawson Hall, across from the elevator, from 7:00 AM – 7:00, Monday through Friday. See their website for more information.
Depending on your student status and work situation, you might qualify for SNAP benefits, also known as food stamps. You can use SNAP to buy groceries at most grocery and convenience stores. The Athens Farmers Market has been doubling SNAP dollars since 2010 ($5 in SNAP dollars becomes $10), making the market often more affordable than the grocery store. The Wednesday evening market is conveniently located near North Campus at Creature Comforts, and the Saturday morning market is at Bishop Park. See http://athensfarmersmarket.net/double-snap for updates on this program and information on how to use SNAP dollars at the market. For more information about SNAP benefits, see http://dfcs.dhs.georgia.gov/food-stamps.
In addition to being convenient to campus and flexible in working around class schedules, Food Services provides student employees with a free meal for every shift.
TRIO Student Support Services provides services to students who are first-generation, Pell Grant eligible, and/or registered with the Disability Resource Center. They offer advising, tutoring, financial literacy counseling, and free printing, among many other resources. Visit the TRIO SSS website for more information.
Embark is a UGA project with a mission to assist and support former foster and homeless youth. To see a list of resources that might be helpful for those who have experienced foster care or homelessness, visit their website.
Please feel free to contact Jan Barham (LATBDE@uga.edu) if you have any questions about the LATBDE Food Scholarship or there is anything we can do to assist you (Office of the Dean of Students 706-542-7774).