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 email@example.com if you have any questions or need further assistance.
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:
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