Life on Campus

Food Pantry


The U-ACCESS Food Pantry is one of the several programs sponsored by the Office of Urban and Off Campus Support Services (aka U-ACCESS). The purpose of the U-ACCESS Food Pantry is to supplement the food supply for any UMass Boston students who may be experiencing hunger and struggling to buy food. College students who experience food insecurity often struggle to support themselves while working, attending classes, and dealing with other life issues. The U-ACCESS Food Pantry hopes to minimize food insecurity while UMass Boston students work toward completing their education. 

The U-ACCESS Food Pantry is open to all UMass Boston students. Participants can register through the food pantry website. A bag of grocery items and other donated items such as toiletries will be available for pick up every week.

Food-to-Go is an initiative to keep students fed on campus at UMass Boston. Students who have limited financial means to purchase a meal during the day can grab a prepared meal to go to their classes without being hungry. We thank the Campus Kitchen at UMass Boston and Sodexo for their donation of prepared meals.

If you are a UMass Boston student who is interested in using the food pantry services, please go to the Information for Students page. Details on how to register and pick up donations are posted.

If you are a faculty or staff member who are interested in participating in the food drive and other volunteer opportunities, please go to the Information for Faculty and Staff page. Locations of collection boxes are posted.

Donation Partners

          Student Arts and Events CouncilSodexo logoKidsCare logo        Campus Kitchen at the University of Massachusetts Boston            


Contact Us

Phone: 617.287.3190

Office Hours:
Tuesday and Wednesday
12:30 p.m.–5 p.m.

College and University Food Bank Association Member

The U-ACCESS Food Pantry is proud to be a founding member of the College and University Food Bank Association. Read More 

Giving to UMass Boston

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