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Your Donations Help Our Students

​Northeastern's food pantry is supported in part through the Greater Chicago Food Depository's Healthy Kids Market, which provides a mix of fresh fruits and vegetables and self stable food items for students who may not be able to visit a traditional food pantry. The remainder of the donations are a collaborative effort among Northeastern faculty, staff, alumni, and students.

What can be donated?

High demand items (make a big impact with your donation) include:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Granola Bars
  • Canned Soup
  • Rice
  • Shelf stable milk
  • Oatmeal
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Baby Food/Formula
  • Diapers
  • Reusable Grocery bags
  • Toiletries (Shampoo, Soap, Shower gel, Toothpaste, etc.) 

Food Items

Beans, canned fruit, canned vegetables, cereal, chili, jelly, macaroni and cheese, pasta, pasta sauce, peanut butter, shelf-stable milk, soup, stew, rice, tuna, etc.

Non-food Items

Personal hygiene products, diapers, facial tissue, paper towels, toilet paper, shampoo, body wash, deodorant, etc.

What cannot be donated?

Opened of partially used items, including cans, bottles, and dried goods,products not in their original packaging, products with no ingredient information labels, homemade or home-canned products, products that have been contaminated, alcoholic beverages or energy drinks of any kind, expired products, pet food, clothing, cleaning supplies, toys.

Where to drop off donations?

  • Academic & Community Partnerships (E 047 C)
  • Advising Center (LWH 0027)
  • Angelina Pedroso Center (B 159)
  • Learning Support Center (4th floor of the Library)
  • Project Success/Proyecto Pa'Lante Office (LWH 4029)
  • Student Disability Services (D 140)
  • Student Leadership Development Office (B 119)

Student Pantry

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