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Campus Food Zones

Distribution Centers

To support students in need, free, pre-assembled, and nutritionally balanced bags of non-perishable food and toiletries are available for pickup at 6 locations on campus.
Worried about visiting a food zone for the first time? Check out this informational video to learn the process of how to pickup at each food zone.
If you are unable to lift up to 35 pounds, or have strict dietary restrictions, please contact retrieveressentials@umbc.edu to arrange an alternate pickup option.
Please help us spread the word that students can pick up their free bag of non-perishable food in the following locations:

Wondering what the pickup process looks like at each location? Check out our “how to visit food zones” video to prevent any confusion!

Counseling Center
Bruce Herman, Director, Counseling Center, Student Development & Success Center, 8:30am-5pm, 410-455-2472, bherman@umbc.edu 

Honors College
Michael Stone, Academic Advisor, Honors College, Albin O Kuhn Library & Gallery, Room 216E, 9am-5pm, 410-455-1616, michaelstone@umbc.edu

Mosaic Center – Commons third floor
Carlos Turcios, Student Life Office, Commons Mosaic Center 2B23, 9am-5pm, carlos6@umbc.edu, 410-455-1825

Women’s Center – Commons lower level
Jess Meyers, Director, Women’s Center, Commons, 9am-5pm, jessm@umbc.edu, 410-455-1605

Off Campus Student Services – Commons first floor
Vladimir Rodriguez, Assistant Director of Off-Campus Student Services, Commons, 9am-5pm, vrodri@umbc.edu, 410-455-3438

 

Winter Clothes

Retriever Essentials has winter clothes and jackets available for pickup. If you are in need, or know you will need winter clothing, please contact Julie Rosenthal, julier@umbc.edu to be further assisted!

SWES Thrift Store

Clothing is available for purchase (at a small fee) at SWES. Remember, proof of residency in Arbutus is required to participate in SWES services.

Free Coupons!

We have a wide assortment of coupons for you to utilize while you shop that can be found in front of the commuter student lounge in the Commons. Take as many as you please!