Lifting barriers for students experiencing challenges in meeting basic life needs.

Donations and Drives for UMass Lowell Strive Pantry

Monetary Contribution

Monetary donations make the greatest immediate impact for the food pantry, it allows us to purchase food and student supplies in bulk at times when opportunities for events like food drives are limited.

Online Donation to UMass Lowell Food & Resource Pantry

All donations made will go directly to the Food Pantry.

Donating via Amazon Wish List 

If you are looking to donate to the food pantry, we encourage you to order items off the Amazon Wish List. Items ordered from the wish list will be sent to campus.

Amazon Wish List

Food and Personal Care Donations

Plan a Donation Drive

We encourage those interested in organizing a drive to complete the Donation Request Form. If your campus department or student organization is interested in hosting or adding a donation component to an event, please make sure to submit the form. For community organizations are also encouraged to complete the form. Please email: for more information.

Donation Drive Online Request Form

Food Pantry Needs

Items always in need:

  1. Food Items:
    • Canned meats (i.e. tuna, chicken, pork, etc.)
    • Shelf safe tofu
    • Peanut butter and other nut butters (i.e. almond, sunflower, etc.)
    • Pasta, rice, cereal and dry mixes
    • 100% fruit and vegetable juices (individual sizes if possible)
    • Shelf stable milk and almond milk
    • Snacks (i.e. granola bars, nuts, dried fruit)
    • Items that meet specific dietary needs (i.e. gluten-free, vegan, dairy free)
    • Seasonings (i.e. salt, pepper, etc.)
  2. Personal Care Items
    • Shampoo and Conditioner
    • Body Wash
    • Hand soap
    • Laundry detergent pods
    • Tooth paste and tooth brushes