Support and Initiatives
Student Success Pantry
Looking for some food items to sustain you throughout the week? Look no further! The Student Success Pantry, situated within Student Success Suite, has got you covered. We offer a variety of shelf-stable food options, both grab-and-go for convenience and ingredients to cook at home. Additionally, you'll find various personal care items like shampoo, soap, and more. Best of all, everything is completely free.
No application is required to access the pantry. Instead, we operate on an honor system. If you're in need, take what you require, and if possible, consider giving back at a later time.
Visit us for a walk-in experience at 120 Boylston St. (Walker Building), Suite 211. Our office hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday thru Friday (Fall and Spring Semesters) and 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Fridays during the summer.
Off-Campus Student Support
Dining Hall Meal Swipes
Off-campus students can request meal swipes using the following form: Meal Swipes Request Form
Boston-Area Food Resources
- Greater Boston Food Bank has an excellent resource to help you to find food assistance in or near your neighborhood.
- Please visit gbfb.org/need-food for more information.
- The Mayor's Office of Food Access works to improve the accessibility and affordability of healthy food in Boston. We want everyone to have access to nutritious food. That food should be affordable, easy to find, and reflect the many cultures of our City. Our goal is to create food-secure communities with vibrant and inclusive food cultures. We want to reflect the diversity of the residents of Boston.
- Please visit www.boston.gov/departments/food-access for more information.
- Boston Farmers Markets
- Brookline Food Pantry
- Fair Foods
- Neighborhood Food Resource Guide - available in multiple languages
- Lifeboat Boston
- The Daily Table
- Too Good To Go Application
- Good and Cheap Guide
- Find Help - Search and connect to support: financial assistance, food pantries, medical care, and other free or reduced-cost resources based on your zip code.
How to Help
There are plenty of ways for students, faculty, and staff to support our Food Access Initiatives. Here are some suggestions:
- Donate a Meal Swipe: Students with meal plans can choose to donate one guest swipe per semester to the free meal swipe program. Swipes can only be donated during a designated week early in the semester. Look for the donation table at the Dining Center!
- Donate: The Pantry in the Office of Student Success could always use a little help! Simply bring any shelf-stable food items, unopened personal care items, or new seasonal clothing items (gloves, hats, etc.) to our office during regular business hours.
Additionally, faculty and staff donations to the Student Assistance Fund are always greatly appreciated. To learn more about how you can help students in financial need access food, resources, and more, please visit the donation page.