A pile on canned food.

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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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 30, 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 LocationsRoomChampionDepartmentItems to Donate by May 30, 2018
Tsongas Center1st FloorAmy JudgeAthleticsToiletries (Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap, Body Wash)
45 Lawrence DriveAdvancement SuiteGerty SousaAdvancementGrains & Rice (Cold Cereals, Mac & Cheese, Granola Bars, Rice, Quinoa) 
Wannalancit 2nd & 4th floorSuite 212, Suite 415Paulette BrooksFinancial ServicesSnacks (Fruit Snacks, Cookies, Popcorn, Chips) 
University CrossingSuite 190Kathy PilarskiUCAPSGluten Free (Gluten Free Pasta, Gluten Free Cereal, Gluten Free Snacks) 
University CrossingSuite 200
Annie Ciaraldi
& Rachel Campbell Paris
Student AffairsGluten Free (Gluten Free Pasta, Gluten Free Cereal, Gluten Free Snacks) 
University CrossingSuite 220Amy LissStudent ActivitiesSoap Products (Hand Soap, Laundry Detergent, Dish Detergent)
Cumnock HallSecond floorEmily FritzISSOPackaged Fruit (Dried Fruit, Applesauce, canned fruit)
Costello GymRoom 107Jessica GagnonAthleticsProtein (Canned Nuts, Canned Beans, Tuna, Peanut Butter)
Olney HallRoom 524Liz ColeKennedy College of SciencesMilk & Water (Shelf-stable Milk, Non-perishable Carton Milk, Bottles of Water)
Lydon LibraryFirst floor information deskMargaret ManionLibrariesCanned Vegetables (Spaghetti Sauce, Veggie Soup, Canned Veggies) 
O'Leary LibraryInformation DeskShaun SullivanLibrariesPackaged Fruit (Dried Fruit, Applesauce, Canned Fruit)
Dugan HallSuite 205Jannette MarquezFAHSSSnacks (Fruit Snacks, Cookies, Popcorn, Chips) 
Health & Social Sciences BuildingRoom 301Donna AllenFAHSSMilk & Water (Shelf-stable Milk, Non-perishable Carton Milk, Bottles of Water)
Mahoney HallComley Lane Theatre LobbyKathy RothFAHSSGrains & Rice (Cold Cereals, Mac & Cheese, Granola Bars, Rice, Quinoa) 
Pulichino-Tong BuildingSuite 200Trish DunleavyManning School of BusinessTea Bags, Ground Coffee, Spices
Riverview SuitesRoom 107Rich DoriaStudentsSnacks (Fruit Snacks, Cookies, Popcorn, Chips) 
SouthwickRoom 254Sokny LongCollege of EngineeringReusable Shopping Bags
Saab ETIC BuildingRoom 130Lois HeathNanomanufacturing CenterProtein (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 contact: Student_Affairs@uml.edu.