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What is Campus Pantry?

Food insecurity – the lack of reliable access to sufficient quantities of affordable, safe, nutritious food – is a national issue with local impact affecting some students, faculty and staff in our own campus community.

Mission Statement:

“The University of Maryland Campus Pantry’s mission is to alleviate food insecurity among UMD-College Park students, faculty and staff by providing emergency food to University of Maryland College Park students, faculty, and staff in need.”

Focus of Our Partnership:

To help raise awareness of food insecurity within our campus community and de-stigmatize community service as a requirement but to encourage student engagement to foster a sense of community, volunteerism and service to peers.

Events Throughout the Semester:

  • Distribution Fridays (Fall 2021-January 29 through May 14 )

  • To be eligible for services you must be a current student, faculty or staff-member at UMD. Please bring your current UMD ID with you (Students are allowed unlimited visits, and Faculty/ Staff or limited to twice per month).

  • Food donation drop-offs are every Friday from 9am-12pm at the South Campus Loading Dock

 

List of Most Needed Non-Perishable Items:

  • Canned Fish or Chicken

  • Canned Vegetables

  • Canned Beans

  • Canned Soups

  • Canned Fruit

  • Dry Pasta or Rice

  • Cereal/ Oatmeal

  • Peanut Butter

  • Jelly or Jams

  • Non-Fat Dry or Canned Milk

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