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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.

October 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, Oct. 25, 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 October 25, 2017
Tsongas Center Box Office Peter Casey Athletics Packaged Fruit ( Dried Fruit, Applesauce, Canned Fruit)
Wannalancit 1st floor Advancement Suite Gerty Sousa Advancement Soap Products (Hand Soap, Laundry Detergent, Dish Detergent) 
Wannalancit 4th floor Suite 415 Paulette Brooks Financial Services Personal Care Products (Toothpaste, Feminine Hygiene Products, Deodorant)
University Crossing Suite 190 Kathy Pilarski UCAPS Snacks (Fruit Snacks, Cookies, Popcorn/Chips)
University Crossing
Suite 200
Annie Ciaraldi
Student Affairs
Protein (Canned Nuts, Canned Beans, Tuna, Peanut Butter)
University Crossing
Suite 200
Amy Liss Student Activities Packaged Fruit ( Dried Fruit, Applesauce, Canned Fruit)
Cumnock Hall Second floor Emily Fritz ISSO Milk & Water (Shelf Stable Milk, Non-Perishable Carton Milk, Bottles of Water)
Costello Gym Room 107 Jessica Gagnon Athletics Paper Products (Individually wrapped Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Tissue)
Olney Hall Room 524 Liz Cole Kennedy College of Sciences Soap Products (Individually Wrapped Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Tissue)
Lydon Library First floor information desk Margaret Manion Libraries Grains & Rice (Cold Cereals, Mac & Cheese Mix, Granola Bars, Rice, Brown Rice, Quinoa)
O'Leary Library Information Desk Shaun Sullivan Libraries Grains & Rice (Cold Cereals, Mac & Cheese Mix, Granola Bars, Rice, Brown Rice, Quinoa)
Dugan Hall Suite 205 Jannette Marquez FAHSS Protein (Canned Nuts, Canned Beans, Tuna, Peanut Butter)
Health & Social Sciences Building Room 301 Donna Allen FAHSS Milk & Water (Shelf Stable Milk, Non-Perishable Carton Milk, Bottles of Water)
Mahoney Hall Comley Lane Theatre Lobby Kathy Roth FAHSS Canned Vegetables (Spaghetti Sauce, Veggie Soup, Canned Veggies)
Pulichino Tong Building   Suite 200 Trish Dunleavy Manning School of Business Gluten Free (Gluten Free Pasta, Gluten Free Cereal, Gluten Free Snacks)
Riverview Suites Room 107 Rich Doria Students Snacks (Fruit Snacks, Cookies, Popcorn/Chips)
Southwick 254 Sokny Long College of Engineering Snacks (Fruit Snacks, Cookies, Popcorn/Chips)

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.