UMB Student Food Security

Food insecurity has become a growing concern for students on many campuses. The Food Security Project at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is a program to support students who may be experiencing food insecurity. UMB conducted a student survey in fall 2018 to determine if there is a need for a student food pantry or other resources on campus to assist in addressing any food insecurity that may exist among the student population.

This website will be updated with healthy and economical food resources that might be of interest to students.

The food security survey was administered from Nov. 16 to Dec. 21, 2018. Click the Food Security Infographic to view some of the findings. 

Food Resources

Community Engagement Center

  • Every Monday from 2:30 - 5:30 p.m., the Community Engagement Center (CEC) offers the Hungry Harvest program to members of the Baltimore community and UMB. You can purchase a bag of fresh vegetables for $7 every Monday. The vegetables offered may change each week. Visit the CEC website to learn more about the services and resources offered.

  • Every Wednesday from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., the CEC offers the Five Little Shares program, where members of the Baltimore community and UMB can purchase low-cost groceries, including organic items, sold by Baltimore Gift Economy's Five Little Shares market. Visit the CEC website for more information. 

Farmer's Market

  • UMMC's Farmer Market, located at the University Park Plaza, on the corner of Paca Street and Baltimore Street, is held every Tuesday in May through November from 10 – 2 p.m.

Maryland Food Bank

  • If you're in need of food assistance, visit the Maryland Food Bank website to find nearby partners who can help you get the food you need.

Attend Events Offering Food (UMBengaged)

  • Log into UMBengaged to view events that are of interest, as well as events that have free food or free stuff.

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