Support the BU Food Pantry

There are a number of ways you can support the BU Food Pantry and ensure all students have the food they need.

Make a Financial Donation


  1. Make a financial donation. Your financial support keeps our pantry shelves stocked with non-perishable items that students need:
    1. Click on the “Make a Financial Donation” button above to visit BU’s The Power of Giving Page.
    2. Enter amount to give.
    3. On the “Choose Your Cause” prompt, it will automatically populate with “Student Wellbeing Fund.” In the line under that asking if there is anything more specific you would like to give to, please type in “BU Food Pantry.” Then proceed with the online form.
  2. Food Drives – Throughout the year, Student Wellbeing holds numerous food drives with partner organizations on campus. Please fill out our Host A Food Drive form if your group, team or department would like to host a Food Drive. See below for popular items to donate.
  3. Tell your friends and colleagues about the food resources available on campus!
  4. Donate your time – BU Food Pantry depends on volunteers to collect and sort food, process order forms and fulfill orders. Email to get involved!

What food should I donate?

Here is a list of popular items at the BU Food Pantry:

  • 1 pound bags of rice
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit
  • Pasta or boxed mac and cheese
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Granola bars
  • Cereal
  • Canned tuna or chicken
  • Canned soup