The Essential Space – Free Store

The Essential Space, Retriever Essentials’ free store, is in RAC 235!

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

See current Hours on Operation on the left side of page.

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, select perishable foods, 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.

Orders are done on a case-by-case basis. If you would like this accommodation, please 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:

Ariel Barbosa
Retriever Essentials
UC 101
University of Maryland Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250