Food Pantry Hours

Beginning April 7: 

  • Hours: TuesdayWednesday, Thursday, 10am – 2pm
  • Location: Raymond House 1st floor


  • Only one person at a time is allowed into the pantry area
  • Use hand sanitize before entering the space
  • Practice social distancing if you are waiting to enter

Canned goods and prepackaged food items are available, along with plastic utensils, paper plates and napkins, packages of tampons, and other hygiene products. Students can take up to 7 items per visit.

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. During spring term 2020, for health precautionary reasons, the food pantry is only accepting donations shipped to the campus; we request that you do not drop off individual items for the food pantry.

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

Questions? If you have questions about donating to the pantry, send an email to LU organizer Kate Zoromski at

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