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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.

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February 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, February 28, 2018.

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/items to donate

Drop off Locations Room Champion Department Items to Donate by February 28, 2018
Tsongas Center 1st Floor Amy Judge Athletics Milk & Water (Shelf stable milk, non-perishable carton milk, bottles of water)
Wannalancit 1st floor Advancement Suite Gerty Sousa Advancement Snacks (Fruit snacks, Cookies, Popcorn/Chips)
Wannalancit 2nd & 4th floor Suite 212, Suite 415 Paulette Brooks Financial Services Oils & Condiments (Vegetable Oil, Jelly/Jam, Sugar)
University Crossing Suite 190 Kathy Pilarski UCAPS Soap Products (Hand Soap, Laundry Detergent, Dish Detergent)
University Crossing Suite 200 Annie Ciaraldi Student Affairs Soap Products (Hand Soap, Laundry Detergent, Dish Detergent)
University Crossing Suite 220 Amy Liss Student Activities Soap Products (Hand Soap, Laundry Detergent, Dish Detergent)
Cumnock Hall Second floor Emily Fritz ISSO Tea Bags, Ground Coffee, Spices
Costello Gym Room 107 Jessica Gagnon Athletics Milk & Water (Shelf stable milk, non-perishable carton milk, bottles of water)
Olney Hall Room 524 Liz Cole Kennedy College of Sciences Toiletries (Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap, Body Wash)
Lydon Library First floor information desk Margaret Manion Libraries School Supplies (Notebooks, Pens/Pencils/Highlighters, Post-it Notes)
O'Leary Library Information Desk Shaun Sullivan Libraries School Supplies (Notebooks, Pens/Pencils/Highlighters, Post-it Notes)
Dugan Hall Suite 205 Jannette Marquez FAHSS Oils & Condiments (Vegetable Oil, Jelly/Jam, Sugar)
Health & Social Sciences Building Room 301 Donna Allen FAHSS Tea Bags, Ground Coffee, Spices
Mahoney Hall Comley Lane Theatre Lobby Kathy Roth FAHSS Soap Products (Hand Soap, Laundry Detergent, Dish Detergent)
Pulichino-Tong Building Suite 200 Trish Dunleavy Manning School of Business Toiletries (Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap, Body Wash)
Riverview Suites Room 107 Rich Doria Students Snacks (Fruit Snacks, Cookies, Popcorn/Chips)
Southwick Room 254 Sokny Long College of Engineering Snacks (Fruit Snacks, Cookies, Popcorn/Chips)
Saab ETIC Building Room 130 Lois Heath Nanomanufacturing Center Personal Care Products (Toothpaste, Feminine Hygiene Products, Deodorant)

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 contact: Student_Affairs@uml.edu.