Student Advocacy and Support

We accept perishable, non-perishable, hygiene, and menstrual products!

How to donate:

  • Donate a Swipe — University Dining Services allows you to donate your unused meal swipes. Go to the Ottawa East or South Dining Hall and let the cashier know you would like to donate a meal swipe. These swipes then become available as vouchers at the Student Food Pantry.
  • Drop off — You can drop off food, checks or gift card donations in the Thompson Student Union Room 2521 Monday — Friday 8 a.m. — 5 p.m.
  • Pick up — To arrange a donation pick up, contact us at 419.530.2471 or by email at
  • Meal Recovery Program — University Dining Services allows faculty, staff and students that cater events on campus to opt into the Meal Recovery Program when ordering food for an event. This means the Office of Student Advocacy & Support and University Dining Services have the opportunity to recover the leftover food and give it to students in need. Alongside University Dining Services, we will package and distribute the food to the students.
  • Online Donations — Donate online to the UToledo Foundation by clicking here

How to Donate through the UToledo Foundation:

  1. Visit the UToledo Foundation website by clicking here
  2. Scroll to the bottom left of the website and locate the "Search All Funds" bar
  3. In the "Search All Funds" bar, please type UT Food Pantry for Main Campus or HSC Rocket Pantry and hit enter
  4. Please add a gift total to the UT Food Pantry and complete your contribution

Foods to Donate:

Milk Foods
  • Dry/powdered milk
  • Boxed shelf-stable milk
  • Canned parmesan cheese
  • Evaporated milk
  • Pudding cups
Grain Foods
  • Oatmeal/oats
  • Low sugar/high fiber cereals (Cheerios, Grape-Nuts)
  • Whole grain brown rice
  • Whole grain crackers
  • Cream of Wheat
  • Popcorn
  • Taco Shells
  • Pasta
Fruit & Vegetable Foods
  • Canned vegetables
  • Vegetable juices and soups
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Tomato juice and sauce
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Salsa
  • Boxed potatoes
  • Canned fruit in juice
  • 100% Fruit Juice
  • Dried fruit
  • Shelf-stable fruit cups
Protein Foods
  • Canned tuna, salmon crab
  • Canned chicken
  • Canned bean soups
  • Canned baked beans
  • Dried and canned beans or peas
  • Canned beef stew or chili
  • Peanut butter or other nut butters
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Dried beans
Last Updated: 12/2/20