The Campus Food Pantry

The Essential Space, Retriever Essentials’ food pantry, is in RAC 235.

Picture of the food pantry in RAC 235. Image shows a refrigerator and shelves stocked with non-perishable food items.

Spring hours:

Mondays: 10am to 4pm

Tuesdays: 10am to 4pm

Wednesdays: 10am to 4pm

Thursdays: 3pm to 9pm

**Please note that during any holidays when the RAC is closed, The Essential Space will also be closed.


Please email if you have any questions or concerns about finding resources.


If you need food:

Visit our in-person location, The Essential Space, in RAC 235. Pick out non-perishable food, toiletries and baby items, all 100% free.

Pre-packed food bags are available anonymously and immediately during business hours at any of our Food Zones.

To pick up a custom grocery bag, please fill out this form and when your order is filled, you may pick it up from the 24-hour Campus Police Department. Special accommodations for home delivery are available on a case-by-case basis.  For additional questions or concerns, contact us at

For Campus Food Pantry donations:

You can also drop food donations in our donation boxes located: inside The Commons, in the Admin Building, the AOK Library Atrium, OCA Mocha, and the Campus Police Station or order from our Amazon wishlist for no-contact donations.

Please use the following contact info and address for the orders:

Lydia Sannella
Retriever Essentials
Sherman Hall 205
University of Maryland Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250