Student Services

Office of Student Life

Thank you for visiting the Office of Student Life webpage. You will find many opportunities to become involved in SCF campus life. From competitive academic teams to a wide variety of clubs and organizations, there is something for everyone!

SCF is a dynamic college dedicated to meeting the educational and workforce training needs of citizens and businesses in the region. SCF has expanded its mission to include workforce baccalaureate degrees while continuing to focus on highly respected associate degrees that prepare graduates for university transfer and professional careers.

Students are encouraged to take advantage of all SCF has to offer by using the Student Life Staff as a resource for problem-solving and assistance. Staff specializes in a number of areas including Student Activities, Student Clubs and Organizations, Student Government, Wellness and much more.

Full participation in campus life is considered an integral part of the development of the Student. The Office of Student Life is committed to that development by providing support networks, creative programs, social activities, leadership opportunities and cultural diversity for the student to grow beyond the classroom.

SCF statement of non-discrimination and equity-related information: Equal Access/Equal Opportunity 

The SCF Student Food Pantry

The SCF Student Food Pantry is intended to assist our students who experience food insecurity. We do not ask guests of the Food Pantry to verify income or need. We will trust that guests will use the Pantry only when they have a need to use the service. We recognize that some people who use The SCF Food Pantry will have a chronic need for food while others may only have a temporary need that may not be reflected in a financial statement of need.

The SCF Food Pantry is committed to protecting the privacy of its guests and to providing food to those in need within our campus community. We ask that individuals provide their name, G-number and number in household for the purpose of data collection only. This data will be used to ensure that we provide the best possible services and are able to maintain the necessary supplies to provide this vital service. Use of The SCF Food Pantry will not become part of the individual’s student record nor will identifying information be shared outside The SCF Food Pantry team.

A bag will be provided for the individual to shop at The SCF Food Pantry. Individuals are encouraged to take enough food to last them for one week.

Who may use The SCF Food Pantry?

The SCF Food Pantry is available to all SCF Students. Student can be referred from any SCF faculty or staff member.

How much do items at The SCF Food Pantry cost?

Nothing! All items at the SCF Food Pantry are free to our students.

Where is The SCF Food Pantry located?

The SCF Food Pantry is located next to the Cafeteria in Building 14 on the Bradenton Campus and next to the Cafeteria in Building 500 on the Venice Campus.

Food is available on the Lakewood Ranch Campus by appointment. Please see contact information below.

What are the operating hours?

The SCF Bradenton Food Pantry will be open the following times:

  • Monday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Thursday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The SCF Venice Food Pantry will be open the following times:

  • Monday from 10 a.m - 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Food is available on the Lakewood Ranch Campus by appointment. Please see contact information below.

 Contact Information:

Bradenton Campus:
Primary Contact: Michelle Puls (941-752-5607)
Backup Contact: Brooke Mark (941-752-5310)

Venice Campus:
Primary Contact: Dris Stephen (941-408-1523)
Backup Contact: Susanne Walters (941-752-5603)

Lakewood Ranch Campus: 
Primary Contact: Michele Redden (CIT Room 104)  (941-363-7205) 
Backup Contact: Susanne Walters (941-752-5603)

Food will be available while supplies last. It is our mission to always have our pantry stocked.

Local Food Bank Resources

Active Food Banks and Soup Kitchens 

Church of Christ
201 MLK Ave East
Bradenton, FL 34208
gives away free food to anyone who shows up every Saturday from 8-11 AM. 

St. Joseph Food Pantry
2704 33rd W
Bradenton, FL 34207
Food Pantry is open Mon-Fri 9am-12pm, and Wednesday night 5pm-7pm.
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