Health Sciences' Student Food Drive

Health Sciences Student Food Drive, Aug 15 - Sept 30.  11% of graduate students struggle with food insecurity at the U of M. 7% of graduate students cannot afford to mak the food they have last

To address the struggle with food insecurity amongst health professional students, the Center for Health Interprofessional Programs (CHIP) and the rest of the health sciences are collaborating on a network of Care Corners in various locations across the health sciences. These Care Corners will serve as "take what you need" food pantries.

To expand this collaborative effort within the health sciences' community, participating programs, colleges, and schools are holding a food drive to help supply these Care Corners. The fall food drive will run from August 15 - September 30.

The CHIP drop-off locations include: The Quiet Study in the IP Student Lounge (HSEC 7-110) and the Health Sciences i Front Desk (PWB 3-170). Other drop-off locations include:

School of Nursing: Weaver-Densford Hall 2-139
Medicine / School of Public Health: Mayo A395
Veterinary Medicine: Ben Pomeroy 108 (ASA Office)

Physical Therapy: Children's Rehabilitation 3rd Floor Office
Medical Laboratory Sciences / Occupational Therapy: Children's Rehabilitation 650

Below is a list of items we are looking for. We appreciate food items that are not expired and that accommodate to dietary and cultural needs (e.g. gluten free, Halal, Kosher). We also hope to protect the health of our students by asking for shelf stable items that are labeled "low-sodium", show <20% of the daily value of sodium, or show <20% of the daily value of added sugars on the nutrition label.

  • Canned goods (ideally with pull tabs)
  • Grains (pasta, rice, oatmeal, cereal)
  • Pasta sauce
  • Spreads (peanut butter, jelly, jams)
  • Granola bars
  • Crackers
  • Fruit cups, nuts, & dried fruit
  • Shelf stable milks
  • Hygiene products