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COVID-19

A MESSAGE FROM THE RETRIEVER ESSENTIALS TEAM IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC:

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.

The form also lets you note if you cannot pick up bags from the Campus Police Station for any reason. We offer home delivery on a case-by-case basis, so please let us know what you need through the form. Additionally, feel free to email retrieveressentials@umbc.edu if you have any questions or need further assistance.

*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).

To Donate During the COVID-19 Pandemic:

 

To donate items in person, you can drop off non-perishable items in the gold bin at the Campus Police Station. Alternatively, you can use our Retriever Essentials Amazon shopping lists for a no-contact donation option. You can order items from the following lists and have them delivered directly to the campus pantry:

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 retrieveressentials@umbc.edu.
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: https://foodfinder.us

How to Safely Grocery-shop during COVID: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/essential-goods-services.html#grocery