Food Pantry

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The 'Canes Community Food Pantry is run by student employees. You can find the Food Pantry in Lakeside Village Room 1054, which is behind Lobby A, outside, and facing the fountain. Any student, faculty, or staff member may stop by during hours of operation to receive items. We make every effort to not have limitations on the number of items that may be taken, but when we have low stock, we may limit the number of items able to be taken in a day. 

Hours of Operation

The Food Pantry is closed for the Fall semester. We will resume regular hours on Tuesday, January 16. If you or a fellow 'Cane needs assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Office of the Senior Vice President for Student Affairs at 305-284-4922.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 3:00 - 7:00 PM

Friday - 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Closed during University breaks and holidays


We are happy to accept donations to the food pantry. Donations can be dropped off at the Pantry during regular hours. We encourage donations that can easily be prepared in a microwave or easy consumption. Below are some recommendations. 

Non-perishable donations

  • Microwaveable food items
    • Boxed or individual mac and cheese
    • Boxed or individual rice servings
    • Microwaveable pasta
  • Nuts
  • Canned beans
  • Bread
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Boxed pasta
  • Prepared pasta sauces
  • Crackers
  • Cereals
  • Canned chicken or tuna
  • Shelf-stable milks

Perishable donations

  • Bread
  • Dairy (yogurt, cheese, milk)
  • Frozen meals
  • Eggs
  • Vegetables
  • Fruit

Want your organization to host a food drive for the pantry? Reach out to Dr. Heather Stevens at to get started. 


The 'Canes Community Food Pantry was started by members of ECO Agency in 2021 who wanted to both provide resources for students who may have food insecurity and divert waste from local grocery stores. This started a volunteer-run initiative that had a location in the Whitten University Center and Welsley Church. Today, the food pantry relies on donations from Good Samaritan Meals as well as members of the University of Miami community.