RETRIEVER ESSENTIALS: Free Food Available for Students in Need
RETRIEVER ESSENTIALS is a program that addresses food insecurity in the UMBC community.
Many college students skip meals to make ends meet, as they juggle housing, tuition, and other expenses. A lack of nutritious meals can affect students’ physical and mental health, and grades. Retriever Essentials tackles these challenges by providing access to healthy foods and other essential supplies, free of charge.
Food Distribution Centers:
Students facing food insufficiency can pick up a free bag of non-perishable, nutritionally-balanced food at the following locations:
Doha Chibani, Case Manager, Counseling Center, Student Development & Success Center, 410-455-2472, firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Stone, Academic Advisor, Honors College, Albin O Kuhn Library & Gallery, Room 216E, 410-455-1616, email@example.com
Mosaic Center – Commons third floor
Carlos Turcios, Student Life Office, Commons Mosaic Center 2B23, firstname.lastname@example.org, 410-455-1825
Women’s Center – Commons lower level
Jess Meyers, Director, Women’s Center, Commons, email@example.com, 410-455-1605
Off Campus Student Services – Commons first floor
Emily Moroney, Assistant Director, Off-Campus Student Services, Commons, firstname.lastname@example.org, 410-455-3438
John Fox, Director, Residential Life, Erickson Hall, Room 166, email@example.com, 410-455-2591
Other Campus Resources:
Ms. Doha Chibani is UMBC’s social worker. Her contact information is above.
The Career Development Center offers free interview clothing for students. Contact Julie Rosenthal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Women’s Center offers complimentary breakfast, lunch and snacks.
Off Campus Student Services offers food coupons to use for grocery shopping.