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New Online Order System

The UMass Lowell (UML) Food Pantry will be moving to an online order system for the fall semester. To place an order please submit your UML Online Order. Once the order is received, the order will be filled and ready for pick-up the next day.

Online Order Process:

Rowdy @ food pantryWe are encouraging those not to arrive to the food pantry without submitting their online order. The food pantry will not be operating for in-person shopping, only for pick-up of online orders.

  • Once the survey is submitted, the order will be filled and ready for pick-up at the food pantry the next day.
  • Pick-up location will be at the UMass Lowell Food Pantry, located in University Crossing Room 104. The entrance is off to the left of the Solution Center.
  • When they arrive, pantry staff will be there to greet them and distribute the orders.
  • MASKS ARE REQUIRED! We are continuing to follow the campus mask mandate. If needed, there will be limited stock of masks available at the food pantry as well. 

If you have any questions, please email:

History of the UML Food Pantry

The current location of the food pantry at University Crossing would not have been possible without the work of the Navigators, a student organization at UMass Lowell. The Navigator organization, based on a limited budget and resources started the food pantry, but as food insecurity amongst students grew, there was a greater need of a larger space.

In 2016, through a partnership with Student Affairs the pantry was relocated to its current location. The food pantry provides access to ensure that those who are experiencing hunger can have that need met. This could not have been possible without support of the Navigator organization.

Donating to the UML Food Pantry

If you are looking to donate to the food pantry, we encourage you to order items off the Amazon Wish List. Items ordered from the wish list will be sent to campus.  

You may also contact to find out more information about how to donate to the food pantry.

UMass Lowell (UML) Food Pantry Location and Hours

  • Location: University Crossing 104 (first floor near the Solution Center)
  • Pick-Up Hours: Monday - Friday, Noon - 7 p.m.

Additional Support Resources

Local Food Pantries:

Information about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Many students are eligible for SNAP benefits but don’t know about it. SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamps, provides a monthly benefit to buy nutritious foods. To get SNAP, you must be low-income and be a U.S. citizen or legal noncitizen (restrictions apply). Eligibility for SNAP benefits depends on financial and non financial criteria.

To contact the Department of Transitional Assistance about SNAP, call the DTA Assistance Line at 877-382-2363 or visit the SNAP website to see if you are eligible.