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Dear UMBC Community,

At the present time, under the COVID-19 guidelines issued by the UMBC campus, the Retriever Essentials Food Pantry is closed for visitors. However, if you need food and toiletry items, the 24-hour UMBC Campus Police Department* has pre-packed bags of nutritionally balanced nonperishable food and travel size toiletry items. Fill out this form to order food from the campus pantry. We will email you when the order is ready for pickup from the Campus Police Station. Please email us directly if you cannot access or do not feel comfortable picking up items from the Campus Police Station, as home delivery is available on a case-by-case basis.
*Address: UMBC Police Department 1000 Hilltop Circle Baltimore, MD 21250. The UMBC Police Department is located across the parking lot from the Performing Arts and Humanities Building (PAHB). 
For donations, either drop off non-perishable items to the gold bin in the Campus Police Station lobby, or donate contactlessly via our new Retriever Essentials Amazon shopping lists. This donation method  allows you to have items delivered directly to the campus pantry! Just click on the links below:

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

Deveraux Smith
Retriever Essentials
Sherman Hall 205
University of Maryland Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250
Be sure to add these special delivery instructions: This is not college park. Please deliver to UMBC (on campus). If you have trouble finding the building, please get in touch with 202-704 7840! Thank you!
We are checking our email daily. You can contact us at
Stay safe, UMBC!

The Retriever Essentials Team



Additional COVID Resources:

Hunger Hotline:1-866-3-HUNGRY/1-877-8-HAMBRE for Spanish

  • Available from 7 AM to 10 PM EST
  • Text line: 97779 (text the words “food” or “meals”)

Food Finder:

How to Safely Grocery-shop during COVID: