Approximately 20 percent of UMD students lack reliable access to sufficient quantities of affordable, nutritious food. Join us in creating a hunger free UMD.
The UMD Campus Pantry is open to help students, faculty, and staff experiencing food insecurity. You must swipe your University ID before entering and check out before leaving. Bring your own reusable bag.
Hours & Availability
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 11 am – 4 pm | UMD Staff & Faculty Hours: Monday 12 – 4 pm
Click here to check precise days and times.
Campus Pantry is closed when the campus is closed
To be eligible for services, you must be a current student, faculty, or staff member at the University of Maryland and bring your current UMD ID card with you.
Staff & faculty must register in advance at go.umd.edu/CampusPantrySignUps and are limited to two visits per month during the Staff & Faculty Hours. Sign up needed one day prior to visit
Campus Pantry Resources
The UMD Campus Pantry team partners with students, faculty, staff and other organizations to offer classes and educational programming in our new teaching kitchen. Workshops have included benefits of gardening, how to use up fresh fruits and vegetables, and practicing key cooking skills. Spring 2022, visit the Pantry on Thursday or Friday afternoons to join in on a cooking demonstration.
Terp Resource Room
The UMD Campus Pantry offers a Terp Resource Room for UMD student reservations. You can use the Terp Resource Room as a private, reliable and reservable room to access tele-services offered by partners either On-Campus (counseling, nutrition, wellness, etc.) or Off-Campus (SNAP, WIC). If you need a space to use for your upcoming tele-service appointments, you can reserve the Terp Resource Room here.
Lend a hand
You can visit our Donation Registry to directly purchase items for donation to the Campus Pantry.
Monetary donations can be made on the Giving site.
Non-perishable food donations can be dropped off at the UMD Campus Pantry welcome desk anytime during open hours. Please package donations in a bag or box. If you have a donation that is too large to carry into the Campus Pantry or are interested in donating items other than non-perishable foods, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about a special donation pickup.
List of Most Needed Non-Perishable Items:
- broth (chicken, vegetable, etc.)
- oil (olive, canola, spray, etc.)
- herbs and spices (oregano, cumin, chili powder, onion powder, etc.)
- salt and pepper
- flour (wheat, corn, gluten free)
- grains (brown rice, quinoa, barley, etc.)
- cereal, oatmeal, or other non-perishable breakfast items
- dried fruit (raisins, dates, dried cranberries, etc.)
- non-fat dry or canned milk
- canned fish or poultry
- canned or dry beans
- canned tomatoes
- pasta sauce
- peanut butter
- soy sauce
*no expired, dented, open, or broken containers
Utilizing the results of The Food Access and Student Well-Being Study and recommendations developed by the Fall 2018 INNOVO Scholars, the University of Maryland created a Hunger-Free Workgroup focused on combating food insecurity and its surrounding issues with the goal of creating a hunger-free campus. All members of the UMD community are welcome to fill out this form for more information.
Fall 2023 Semester positions are filled.
Applications for the Campus Pantry Student Staff Team. Student team members work approximately 10 hours per week. Students are required to work during Campus Pantry operating hours, including donation and food sorting shifts and food distributions. View application here
If you have questions about the available opportunities, please email email@example.com.
Volunteering with the Campus Pantry can include distribution assistance, set-up, stocking donations, checking in clients, and answering visitor questions. There are hour-long slots available for
The Campus Pantry is also partnered with Terps For Change for volunteer opportunities. Terps For Change offers a wide array of community service sites, including the Campus Pantry. Volunteers commit to a semester of weekly community service, coupled with 8 weekly dialogues where students reflect and explore the social issues
related to the service.
The teaching kitchen is a tool to encourage student engagement and foster a sense of community and service among peers on campus. We welcome individuals or groups to come to the teaching kitchen to host a cooking demonstration event to be shared with Campus Pantry visitors. The workshops can be informative about nutrition, cooking skills, or cultural dishes and we welcome your ideas! You can find more details and apply now.