Rocket Fuel - Student Food Pantry

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 Foodpantry@utoledo.edu.
  • 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:

 

Food Items

  • Instant meals (e.g., ramen noodles)
  • Ready to heat soups (e.g., chili, stews)
  • Frozen foods
    • Small microwavable meals
  • Condiments or Food Toppings
    • Peanut butter
    • Jelly
    • Pasta sauces
    • Salad dressings
    • Mayonnaise
    • Mustard
    • Ketchup
    • Hot sauce
    • Soy sauce
    • Seasonings
    • Canned parmesan cheese
  • Oatmeal
  • Pop tarts
  • Canned meats (e.g., ham, chicken, tuna)
  • Rice
  • Quinoa
  • Beans
  • Shelf stable milk (non-dairy, alternative milk options encouraged)
  • Bread
  • Juice boxes/beverages
  • Pasta
  • Macaroni and cheese / Hamburger Helper
  • Cereal
  • Yogurt
  • Produce
  • Canned fruits / Fruit cups
  • Canned vegetables
  • Chips
  • Protein bars / granola bars
  • Trail mix / Nuts
  • Popcorn
  • Bottled water
  • Gluten-free items
  • Dairy-free items

Non-Food Items

  • Hand soap
  • Childcare Items
    • Diapers
    • Diaper Cream
    • Baby food
  • Feminine hygiene products (e.g., pads and tampons)
  • Body care products
    • Shampoo/Conditioner/Hairspray
    • Body Wash
    • Deodorant
    • Toothbrush/Toothpaste/Mouthwash
    • Lotion
    • Shaving cream
    • Razors
    • Sunscreen
  • Household Items
    • Toilet paper
    • Paper towels
    • Cleaning supplies (e.g., dish soap)
    • Trash bags
    • Tin foil
    • Sandwich bags
    • Laundry detergent or pods
  • Paper bowls/to-go plastic silverware
  • School Supplies
    • Notebooks
    • Flashcards
    • Highlighters
    • Pens
    • Pencils
    • Sticky notes
    • Folders
Last Updated: 6/21/22