During fall 2012, the Division of Student Affairs created the Office of Urban and Off-Campus Support Services also known as U-ACCESS to assist students experiencing complex personal issues that impact their academic performance. The U-ACCESS Food Pantry is one of many programs under the office that serves students who have demonstrated a lack of financial means to purchase food.
UMass Boston students who are eligible for using the Food Pantry:
- Must be currently enrolled full time or part-time at the university.
- Provide a statement of needs associated with food insecurity or hunger.
Students who wish to participate in the program should directly register with U-ACCESS at email@example.com. Students with children are welcome to participate.
A food bag contains of basic grocery items such as pasta, pasta sauce, canned tuna, etc. (based on inventory from food donation) will be ready for students to pick up once the student has registered. All registration information is confidential.
Food Pantry operation hours and dates are:
|February 25||February 28||11:30am – 5:30pm|
|March 25||March 28||11:30am – 5:30pm|
|April 22||April 25||11:30am – 5:30pm|
|May 13||May 14||11:30am – 5:30am|
For faculty and staff who are interested in dropping off food donation, the following are the Food Drive Boxes Location:
|Campus Building||Office Location|
The Ross Center (Upper Level)
Academic Advising Center (First Floor)
Student Activities (Third Floor)
Division of Student Affairs (Fourth Floor)
|McCormack Building (Ryan Lounge)||Interfaith Campus Ministry|
University Health Services
Athletic Administration Office (Entrance)
|3 Harbor Point Blvd.||UMass Boston Early Learning Center|
|20 Park Plaza||Institute of Community Inclusion|