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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 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, August 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 LocationsRoomChampionDepartmentItems to Donate by August 28, 2018
Tsongas Center1st FloorAmy JudgeAthleticsProtein (Canned Nuts, Canned Beans, Tuna, Peanut Butter)
45 Lawrence DriveAdvancement SuiteGerty SousaAdvancementReusable Shopping Bags
Wannalancit 2nd & 4th floorSuite 212, Suite 415Paulette BrooksFinancial ServicesPackaged Fruit (Dried Fruit, Applesauce, Canned Fruit)
University CrossingSuite 190Kathy PilarskiUCAPSProtein (Canned Nuts, Canned Beans, Tuna, Peanut Butter)
University CrossingSuite 200Annie Ciaraldi & Rachel Campbell ParisStudent AffairsSchool Supplies
University CrossingSuite 220Amy LissFOR ALL STUDENTS AND STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS (Student Activities)Grains & Rice (Cold Cereals, Mac & Cheese, Granola Bars, Rice, Quinoa)
Cumnock HallSecond floorEmily FritzISSOSnacks (Fruit Snacks, Cookies, Popcorn, Chips)
Costello GymRoom 107Tricia LyonAthleticsSnacks (Fruit Snacks, Cookies, Popcorn, Chips)
Olney HallRoom 524Liz ColeKennedy College of SciencesCanned Vegetables (Spaghetti Sauce, Veggie Soup, Canned Veggies)
Lydon LibraryFirst floor information deskMargaret ManionLibrariesSnacks (Fruit Snacks, Cookies, Popcorn, Chips)
O'Leary LibraryInformation DeskShaun SullivanLibrariesProtein (Canned Nuts, Canned Beans, Tuna, Peanut Butter)
Dugan HallSuite 205Jannette MarquezFAHSSGluten Free (Gluten Free Pasta, Gluten Free Cereal, Gluten Free Snacks)
Health & Social Sciences BuildingRoom 301Donna AllenFAHSSSnacks (Fruit Snacks, Cookies, Popcorn, Chips)
Mahoney HallComley Lane Theatre LobbyKathy RothFAHSSSnacks (Fruit Snacks, Cookies, Popcorn, Chips)
Pulichino-Tong BuildingSuite 200Trish DunleavyManning School of BusinessMilk & Water (Shelf-stable Milk, Non-perishable Carton Milk, Bottles of Water)
Riverview SuitesRoom 107Rich DoriaStudentsGluten Free (Gluten Free Pasta, Gluten Free Cereal, Gluten Free Snacks)
SouthwickRoom 254Sokny LongCollege of EngineeringMilk & Water (Shelf-Stable Milk, Non-Perishable Carton Milk, Bottled Water)
Saab ETIC BuildingRoom 130Lois HeathNanomanufacturing CenterSchool Supplies

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.


If you have questions please contact: