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Monthly Food Drive

Welcome to the UMass Lowell Neighborhood Food Project!

Watch a short clip about the UMass Lowell Navigators Food Pantry

We are excited to work with you to collect food and other goods for our food and resource insecure students. Did you know that 35 percent of college students report having been food insecure during their college experience? That some of our students have to choose between food and textbooks? That there are over 58,000 self-identified homeless college students in the U.S.?

The numbers are staggering, and are growing.

Donations

Donations will go to our UMass Lowell Navigators Food Pantry located in University Crossing, Room 104 (near the Solution Center). Designated areas on campus (see below) will be assigned to collect up to three specific items to donate by Wednesday, May 29, 2019.

Join the Movement

In the 2016-2017 academic year, our monthly food drive collected over 4,500 pounds of donations across campus! Thank you!

You can help by participating in the UMass Lowell Neighborhood Food Project! This is a revolutionary way to collect food! It’s a donor drive and getting involved couldn’t be any easier. We have adopted a system that makes it easy for people to donate nonperishable food items or other needed goods.

Nearest drop off location and items to donate

Drop off LocationsRoomChampionDepartmentItems to Donate by May 29, 2019
Tsongas Center1st FloorAmy JudgeAthleticsProtein (Canned Nuts, Canned Beans, Tuna, Peanut Butter)
45 Lawrence DriveAdvancement SuiteGerty SousaAdvancementGrains & Rice (Cold Cereals, Mac & Cheese Mix, Granola Bars, Rice, Brown Rice, Quinoa)
Wannalancit 2nd & 4th floorSuite 212, Suite 415Christine MiceliFinancial ServicesPackaged Fruit (Dried Fruit, Applesauce, Canned Fruit)
University CrossingSuite 190Kathy PilarskiUCAPSToiletries (Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap, Body Wash)
University CrossingSuite 200Annie Ciaraldi & Rachel Campbell ParisStudent AffairsProtein (Canned Nuts, Canned Beans, Tuna, Peanut Butter)
Cumnock HallSecond floorEmily FritzISSOGrains & Rice (Cold Cereals, Mac & Cheese Mix, Granola Bars, Rice, Brown Rice, Quinoa)
Costello GymRoom 107Tricia LyonAthleticsPersonal Care Products (Toothpaste, Feminine Hygiene Products, Deodorant)
Olney HallRoom 524Liz ColeKennedy College of SciencesSnacks (Fruit Snacks, Cookies, Popcorn/Chips)
Lydon LibraryFirst floor information deskMargaret ManionLibrariesGrains & Rice (Cold Cereals, Mac & Cheese Mix, Granola Bars, Rice, Brown Rice, Quinoa)
O'Leary LibraryInformation DeskShaun SullivanLibrariesPackaged Fruit (Dried Fruit, Applesauce, Canned Fruit)
Dugan HallSuite 205Jannette MarquezFAHSSPersonal Care Products (Toothpaste, Feminine Hygiene Products, Deodorant)
Health & Social Sciences BuildingRoom 301Donna AllenFAHSSCanned Vegetables (Spaghetti Sauce, Veggie Soup, Canned Veggies)
Mahoney HallComley Lane Theatre LobbyKathy RothFAHSSGluten Free (Gluten Free Pasta, Gluten Free Cereal, Gluten Free Snacks)
Pulichino-Tong BuildingSuite 200Trish DunleavyManning School of BusinessSnacks (Fruit Snacks, Cookies, Popcorn/Chips)
SouthwickRoom 254Sokny LongCollege of EngineeringSnacks (Fruit Snacks, Cookies, Popcorn/Chips)
Campus RecreationCampus Recreation LobbyChris PucellaCampus RecreationProtein (Canned Nuts, Canned Beans, Tuna, Peanut Butter)

Your assigned “Champion” in your area will be the contact person and will provide participants with one of our blue “#UCAN” reusable bags. Participants simply fill their blue #UCAN bag with donations and bring them to the designated drop location container for your areas by the last Wednesday of each month.

#UCAN also donate online:

Online Donation to UMass Lowell Food & Resource Pantry

All donations made will go directly to the Food Pantry.

Questions?

If you have questions please email: Student_Affairs@uml.edu.