The other week Fernanda and I spent the morning with the Second Harvest Food Bank Board Member Mary Beth Morgan. Mary Beth wanted to see the Knights Helping Knights pantry at UCF, and since Fernanda and I work with them we were happy to go with her on the tour.
We were excited and,when we pulled up we were greeted by Mary Beth, and an employee at the Burnett Honors College in a golf cart, ready to give us a guided tour of the pantry, and the campus.
The Knights Helping Knights Pantry is located at Ferrell Commons, and is staffed by students and volunteers 5 days a week. In addition to non-perishable food and fresh produce they also offer clothing, household goods, and school supplies to the student at no charge. Knights Helping Knights does a wonderful job supplying food and necessities to all students, so they don’t have to make the decision to pay for their school books, pay their utilities, or buy groceries.
After our visit at Knights Helping Knights our tour guide drove us to the UCF Arboretum so we could see where the fresh produce that is distributed in the panty is grown. We drove up a dirt road toward the Arboretum, and as soon as we saw the fenced in garden we were in awe. It was amazing to see the talent that the students have when it comes to horticulture. Having my own vegetable garden, I was very impressed, and was thinking I need to step up my game to produce the growth that they have!
We wanted to thank Mary Beth for such a fun day and great way to experience UCF!
If you find yourself at UCF, I would say to ask for a tour of the Knights Helping Knights Pantry, and the Arboretum it would be worth your time!