Student Food Pantry

About the Pantry


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!


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.  The Food Pantry, in just the short time it's been open, has distributed nearly 4,000 pounds of food.  In addition, the Food Pantry has raised over 4,500 pounds of food and toiletry items, as well as $3,500 in financial contributions since that time.


Individual must be a currently enrolled UM-Dearborn student with picture ID. The UM-Dearborn Student Food Pantry is located in room 2130 in the University Center.

During Spring/Summer 2022, the Student Food Pantry will be open for in-person shopping during the following times:

  • Tuesdays: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Due to COVID-19, a limited number of students will be allowed to shop in the pantry at one time. If you visit, please bring your M-Card with you. Appointments outside of the hours listed above may be available by request by emailing You do not need to make an appointment to visit during the hours we are open for in-person shopping.

We will be closed July 11 - July 29 for remodeling. We re-open on Tuesday, August 2 at 1:00 PM. If you are seeking emergency support, please email

More hours for Spring/Summer 2022 may be posted as volunteer coverage allows.


Not able to make it to the pantry on campus? Check out this list of other pantries in the area.

We need your help.

To keep our pantry stocked, we rely on the generous donations from our university community. Donations can be dropped off in the Office of Student Life (2136 University Center).

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 and let us know! We are always looking for new partners for our monthly food drives!

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Office of Student Life

2136 - University Center
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
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