The Store

The new Dining Center Meal Scholarship is made possible by generous funding from Baylor University Faculty Senate, staff members, and alumni. Students interested in applying can complete the Dining Center Meal Scholarship Application by February 3, 2021. Selected students will be notified by February 15, 2021. As additional funds are raised, The Store team may re-open the application process later in the semester for additional meal scholarships to be awarded.

Special Notice on COVID-19 Response:

While The Store staff supports reducing the risk of increased exposure to COVID-19, we are also dedicated to providing the high level of support needed for our students. Stay connected with our office with these opportunities:

1. The Store will resume normal hours of operation on January 11, 2021 and will be have expanded hours for spring (8 am-5 pm Monday - Friday). The Store will be open in early January on: 

Monday, January 4: 12-5 pm

2. Virtually connecting via our social media outlets for the latest news. Follow us on Facebook through The Store at Baylor, or follow us on Instagram @TheStoreBU.
3. Students who are struggling to with food needs, please contact The Store team at thestore@baylor.edu We will work with you to determine a plan of action based on your specific circumstances.

As we encounter the rapidly changing events caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Student Success Initiatives team will be supporting the prevention efforts as outlined by Baylor University officials: https://www.baylor.edu/coronavirus.

 

The Student Success Initiatives office, located in the  Paul L. Foster Success Center, hosts a student food pantry called The Store. Students who would like to access The Store can stop by Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm, complete a once a year intake form, and then select the food items they need. 

Low income students often feel more marginalized and struggle to develop a sense of belonging. These struggles can be compounded when students are unable to access adequate amounts of food because of the stigma that comes with being hungry. The Store seeks to meet that need! This food pantry will provide students in need with supplemental food so they can bring their best to the campus environment and have the strongest likelihood of achieving academic success. By placing a food pantry in the Paul L. Foster Success Center, we normalize food resources as one of the supports that students can utilize to fully thrive at Baylor. 

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Our greatest needs at this time are financial donations to provide a limited amount of meal plans for students who need additional food resources during COVID-19, as well as, toiletries and hygiene items. 

If you are able to partner with us through a financial donation, please visit our Give site

Additional resources:

In addition to The Store, Baylor students can access The Fridge, Free Farmers Market, and Mobile Food Pantry on campus. Click the icons below to learn more about these resources.

 

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Read more about The Store in the news:

Baylor opens pantry for students experiencing food insecurity - Waco Tribune-Herald

Baylor begins phase one of ‘The Store,’ on-campus food pantry - Baylor Lariat


If you have any questions or would like to volunteer with The Store, please contact Michelle Cohenour, Director of Student Success Initiatives at michelle_cohenour@baylor.edu or (254) 710-3478.