Student Food Pantry

About the Pantry

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As part of the UM-Dearborn Community, the Student Food Pantry exists to support students on their journey as they work toward achieving their goals. We are committed to increasing access to food as a key to success, by providing assistance to any student in need. All UM-Dearborn students are welcome, and everything is free. Students are welcome to visit up to twice per month.


In the summer of 2012, students and staff from the UM-Dearborn Community recognized that many students on campus did not have regular access to food. Understanding that food insecurity and inaccessibility was proving to be a barrier to students ability to be successful, the CIViC team, in collaboration with various partners across campus, worked to create and establish the UM-Dearborn Student Food Pantry. 

The UM-Dearborn Student Food Pantry was officially dedicated on January 21, 2013, the day which marked the 20th anniversary of the University's MLK Day of Service.  

Food Pantry Eligibility & Hours

Individuals must be a currently enrolled UM-Dearborn student with a M-Card. The UM-Dearborn Student Food Pantry is located inside of Dearborn Support in suite 2130A in the Renick University Center. All University of Michigan Dearborn Students are eligible to use the pantry. As our pantry numbers grow, it helps demonstrate the support needed to help our students. Please bring your UMICH ID card for your first visit. Students are eligible to visit twice a month, just not twice in one day. New and returning clients are welcome during any open hours. 

Food Pantry Holiday Hours:

Summer 2024 Semester
May 06, 2024 - August 22, 2024  

Mon: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm 

Tue:  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm   

Wed: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Thu: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Fri-Sun: Closed

Fall 2024
August 26, 2024 - December 13, 2024  

Mon: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm 

(Closed on the 2nd Monday of every month)

Tue: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Wed: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Thu: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Fri-Sun: Closed

Closed for Break:

November 20, 2024 - December 01, 2024
December 13, 2024 - January 09, 2024

Winter 2025 Semester
August 26, 2024 - December 13, 2024  

Mon: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm 

(Closed on the 2nd Monday of every month)

Tue: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Wed: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Thu: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Fri-Sun: Closed

Closed for Break:

February 22, 2025 - February 28, 2025
April 21, 2025 - April 25, 2025

Please note that our pantry is entirely staffed by dedicated volunteers, as a result the hours may vary unexpectedly.

In an effort to respect the privacy of our shoppers, a limited number of students will be allowed to shop in the pantry at one time.

Please bring your M-Card or Client Service Card with you. 

Food Pantries Near You

Check out this list of other pantries, searchable by zip code. 

We need your help.

To keep our pantry stocked, we rely on the generous donations from our university and community.

Donations can be dropped off in Dearborn Support (2130 A).

Partner with the Pantry!

If your student organization or office/department is interested in collaborating on a food drive with the Student Food Pantry, please email [email protected] and let us know! We are always looking for new partners for our monthly food drives!

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A research project at the University of Michigan-Dearborn

A team of interdisciplinary faculty researchers analyzing food insecurity on college campuses. 

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