- The U-ACCESS Food Pantry opens every Wednesday and Thursday from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Email email@example.com to sign up or for more information.
The U-ACCESS Food Pantry is one of 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 a new initiative to keep students fed on campus at UMass Boston. Students who have limited financial means cannot afford 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.
Beginning in the fall 2013 semester, we received regular donations from Fair Foods Market and Food for Free to offer fresh produce. Food pantry participants can enjoy seasonal vegetables and other donated items every time they visit the pantry.
If you are an 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.