Food Pantry Hours & Location

  • Location:  Memorial Hall - West Entrance, main floor
  • Hours: Noon until 9pm

Guidelines: Please remember that the pantry is available to all those who need it and as such, please be conscientious in what you take and how much you take from the space.

  • Please take only what you need - this is a shared space for Lawrentians.  Students are encouraged not to take more than 7 items per visit.
  • Use hand sanitize before entering the space
  • Practice social distancing

Canned goods and prepackaged food items are available, along with other items associated with food preparation and consumption.  Some books and school supplies are located within the space.  Various cleaning and hygiene products are also frequently available. 

How to Help

Lawrence University staff and faculty, as well as LU alumni and friends, can view the Amazon Wish List to shop for items to donate. We strongly request that you do not drop off individual items for the food pantry that have been opened.  Space is limited so we have suspended donations of clothing in order to focus more effectively on food items. The pantry is supported through the generosity of donors and we will continue to seek partners on and off campus who are willing to support our students.

Here's a link to the Amazon Wish List for the LU food pantry.

Drop off locations will be made available shortly within certain buildings.  From there, Student Employees will continue to keep the pantry stocked as supplies become available.  We will continue to evaluate the pantry operations as we move forward and will implement processes for student feedback and suggestions for items to include in the pantry.

Donation Suggestions

Note that clothing and books are not being accepted at this time.


  • Protein bars
  • Granola bars
  • Instant oatmeal
  • Complete entrees (rice, noodles, beans)- microwavable
  • Ramen (a popular item)
  • Soups
  • Instant coffee
  • Tea bags
  • Non-perishable milk (esp. dairy-free)
  • Individual sugar packets
  • Individual creamer packets
  • Vegetarian and vegan meals-microwavable
  • Peanut butter (a popular item)
  • Jelly (a popular item)
  • Saltines or other crackers
  • Fruit cups
  • Snacks
  • Individual dessert items
  • Disposable cutlery
  • Napkins
  • Paper plates
  • Paper bowls
  • Salt and pepper
  • Bagels
  • Bread
  • Tortillas


  • Laundry detergent (a popular item)
  • Disposable razors
  • Shaving cream
  • Feminine hygiene products (tampons, pads, liners)
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Tissues
  • Band-aids
  • Soap
  • Hair care products for all hair types
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Chapstick
  • Lotion
  • Cleaning products (like Windex)
  • Cosmetics