Donate to 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.

  1. Food Drives – Throughout the year, Student Wellbeing holds numerous food drives with partner organizations on campus. Please email Student Wellbeing if your group, team or department would like to host a Food Drive. See below for popular items to donate.
  2. Tell your friends and colleagues about the food resources available on campus!
  3. Donate your time – BU Food Pantry depends on volunteers to collect and sort food, process order forms and fulfill orders. Email to get involved!
  4. Financial Support – Donate funds to provide non-perishable items students need:
    1. Visit BU’s The Power of Giving Page.
    2. Enter amount to give.
    3. On the “Choose Your Cause” prompt, click to choose a fund, then scroll to the bottom of the list to select “Other Fund,” then “Continue.”
    4. When prompted to enter the fund you’d like to support, type in “BU Food Pantry.” Then proceed with the online form.

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