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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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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.

December 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, December 20, 2017.

Below you can find your nearest designated drop off location and items to donate:

Drop off Locations Room Champion Department Items to Donate by December 20, 2017
Tsongas Center 1st Floor Amy Judge Athletics Canned Vegetables (Spaghetti Sauce, Veggie Soup, Canned Veggies)
Wannalancit 1st floor Advancement Suite Gerty Sousa Advancement Gluten Free (Gluten Free Pasta, Gluten Free Cereal, Gluten Free Snacks)
Wannalancit 2nd & 4th floor
Suite 212,               
Suite 415
Paulette Brooks Financial Services Grains & Rice (Cold Cereals, Mac & Cheese Mix, Granola Bars, Rice, Brown Rice, Quinoa)
University Crossing Suite 190 Kathy Pilarski UCAPS Personal Care Products (Toothpaste, Feminine Hygiene Products, Deodorant)
University Crossing Suite 200 Annie Ciaraldi Student Affairs Soap Products (Individually Wrapped Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Tissue)
University Crossing Suite 200 Amy Liss Student Activities Soap Products (Individually Wrapped Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Tissue) 
Cumnock Hall Second floor Emily Fritz ISSO Packaged Fruit (Dried Fruit, Applesauce, Canned Fruit)
Costello Gym Room 107 Jessica Gagnon Athletics Ramen Noodle Packs
Olney Hall Room 524 Liz Cole Kennedy College of Sciences Oils & Condiments (Vegetable Oils, Jelly/Jam, Sugar)
Lydon Library First floor information desk Margaret Manion Libraries Snacks (Fruit Snacks, Cookies, Popcorn/ Chips)
O'Leary Library Information Desk Shaun Sullivan Libraries Snacks (Fruit Snacks, Cookies, Popcorn/ Chips)
Dugan Hall Suite 205 Jannette Marquez FAHSS Paper Products (Individually Wrapped Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Tissue)
Health & Social Sciences Building Room 301 Donna Allen FAHSS Ramen Noodle Packs
Mahoney Hall Comley Lane Theatre Lobby Kathy Roth FAHSS Packaged Fruit (Dried Fruit, Applesauce, Canned Fruit)
Pulichino-Tong Building   Suite 200 Trish Dunleavy Manning School of Business Grains & Rice (Cold Cereals, Mac & Cheese Mix, Granola Bars, Rice, Brown Rice, Quinoa)
Riverview Suites Room 107 Rich Doria Students Paper Products (Individually Wrapped Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Tissue)
Southwick Room 254 Sokny Long College of Engineering Personal Care Products (Toothpaste, Feminine Hygiene Products, Deodorant)
Saab ETIC Building Room 130 Lois Heath Nanomanufacturing Center Protein (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.