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Navigators Food Pantry

Did you know that some of our students have to choose between food and textbooks?

Watch a short clip about the UMass Lowell Navigators Food Pantry

In coordination with National Hunger & Homeless week, fans have a chance to join the River Hawk fight against hunger by bringing canned good items to the main entrance of the Tsongas Center on Saturday, Nov. 11th’s UMass Lowell Men’s Ice Hockey home game against Northeastern. 

In exchange, each donor will receive a complimentary admission certificate for Nov. 17th’s UMass Lowell men’s ice hockey game or Nov. 19th’s UMass Lowell men’s basketball game. One certificate will be provided per person (4 admissions per certificate). All donated food items will benefit our UMass Lowell Navigators Food Pantry. For more information on this initiative contact: Jon Boswell, Assistant Athletic Director, Marketing & Promotions, or Rachel Campbell Paris, Assistant to the Associate Vice Chancellor & Dean of Student Affairs & University Events. 

Did you know that 35 percent of college students report having been food insecure during their college experience? That there are over 58,000 self-identified homeless college students in the US? The numbers are staggering, and are growing.

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The Navigators, a UMass Lowell student organization, created the food pantry and have operated it on a very restricted budget, with little space and resources. Student Affairs has partnered with them and have relocated the Food Pantry to room 104 in University Crossing.

The Navigators, a UMass Lowell student organization, created the food pantry and have operated it on a very restricted budget, with little space and resources. Student Affairs has partnered with them and have relocated the Food Pantry to Room 104 in University Crossing. This space is larger, open 20 hours per week and is staffed by students. The Navigators will also meet students by appointment if the open hours do not work. We are establishing the UMass Lowell Neighborhood Food Project to supply the food pantry with a constant flow of food, toiletries and other goods. Our goal is to help our food insecure students eat, thrive, learn and be successful students.

The purpose of the food pantry is to supply free food items for any member of the UMass Lowell community who may be experiencing hunger and struggling to buy food. The pantry is open to all UMass Lowell students, faculty and staff.

Location & Hours

Navigators Food Pantry
University Crossing 104
(first floor near the Solution Center)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 1:30 - 7 p.m.

Questions?

Want to see if you are eligible for free meals at our UMass Lowell Dining Halls? Please visit sosuml.org/#eligibility

Want to Join UMass Lowell Navigators? Please contact: Navigators@student.uml.edu.

If you still have questions or want to learn more you can also email: Student_Affairs@uml.edu.

Want to donate food items? Please bring any non-perishable items to University Crossing Suite #200. Thank you.

#UCAN also donate online:
Online Donation to UMass Lowell Food & Resource Pantry

All donations made will go directly to the Food Pantry.

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