LMU Food Pantry

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The LMU Food Pantry was established in 2017. The mission of the LMU Food Pantry is to provide free food to any LMU student who may experience hunger or food insecurity due to financial hardships. The LMU Food Pantry operates on the honor system and allows students to confidentially enter a space and take the food that they need. 

Hours

Monday: 10:00am-5:00pm

Tuesday: 10:00am-5:00pm

Wednesday: 10:00am-7:00pm

Thursday: 10:00am-5:00pm

Friday: 10:00am-5:00pm

Location

The food pantry is located adjacent to St. Robert’s Annex, the former location of the University Credit Union. There is a burgundy, blue and white sign on the door that reads “LMU Food Pantry: Student Community Food Resources." For any assistance, please reach out to the Center for Service and Action office.

Support the LMU Food Pantry

This pantry is made possible through the generous support of our sponsors, LMU community and friends of the pantry, including alumni.

  • We accept monetary and non-perishable food donations to support and replenish items.  Monetary donations will be used to purchase future non-perishable items for the pantry as they become needed. For a list of suggested items and to purchase online, please visit our Amazon LMU Food Pantry Wish List. All items will be shipped directly to LMU/CSA.
  • LMU C-Lion Stores. Use Lion Dollars, Flexi, cash or credit to purchase stock from the C-Lion convenience markets located at Del Rey and Leavey 6.  Each location has a donation bin to collect purchased items.
  • Get the word out! We want to make sure the most vulnerable students know about this important resource.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • ‌‌Where is the LMU Food Pantry located?

    The food pantry is located adjacent to St. Robert’s Annex, the former location of the University Credit Union.  There is a burgundy, blue and white sign on the door that reads “LMU Food Pantry:  Student Community Food Resources”.

  • Who can access the LMU Food Pantry?

    The pantry is available to all students (undergraduate and graduate) who are struggling with food access and insecurity. 

  • When is the LMU Pantry open?

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - 10AM-5PM AND Wednesday – 10AM – 7PM.

  • How does the pantry work?

    Operating on the honor system, the LMU Food Pantry contains a few selection of items intended to provide immediate relief.  There are a wide selection of snacks and food items; bags are provided to carry goods out discreetly.

  • What can I find inside the pantry?

    Most items inside the pantry are nonperishable items such as snacks, instant meals, canned goods, beverages and breakfast items.  The pantry does not store perishable items that require refrigeration or have short shelf lives.

  • Do I have to register or sign up to use the pantry?

    No.  The use of the pantry is confidential.  Participants are not required to sign up to use services at this time.  The pantry operates on the honor system and we recommend students take enough food to care for their immediate needs while considering the needs of others.

  • What are additional resources for students who struggle with hunger and food ins

    Students may apply for the USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program online.

    Snap/EBT Cards are accepted at the C-Lion located in Leavey 6.  In addition, students with Community Table points can donate/pay for a guest who has run out of points through the Lion Share a Meal Swipe program.

  • How is the LMU Food Pantry funded?

    University Credit Union is the founding sponsor of the LMU Food Pantry that provided funds to stock the pantry a couple of times a year.  Other donors include: Sodexo, Coca Cola, Whole Foods (Playa Vista), PremierVend Group, Follett and members of the LMU Community.

  • How can I/LMU Community get involved to support this initiative?
    • We accept monetary and non-perishable food donations to support and replenish items.  Monetary donations will be used to purchase future non-perishable items for the pantry as they become needed.  For a list of suggested items and to purchase online, please visit our Amazon LMU Food Pantry Wish List.   All items will be shipped directly to LMU/CSA. 
    • LMU C-Lion Stores.  Use Lion Dollars, Flexi, cash or credit to purchase stock from the C-Lion convenience markets located at Del Rey and Leavey 6.  Each location has a donation bin to collect purchased items.
    • Get the word out!  We want to make sure the most vulnerable students know about this important resource.
  • Who do I contact for additional information?

    General inquires can be sent to lmufoodpantry@lmu.edu.  Questions related to donations, food drives or feedback regarding the pantry can be directed to Lorena Chavez (Lorena.Chavez@lmu.edu) in the Center for Service and Action by calling 310-338-2959.

For More Information

General inquires can be sent to lmufoodpantry@lmu.edu. Questions related to donations, food drives or feedback regarding the pantry can be directed to Lorena Chavez at Lorena.Chavez@lmu.edu or by calling (310) 338-2959. 

Loyola Marymount University is a proud member of the College and University Food Bank Alliance.

Loyola Marymount University would like to thank the LMU Food Pantry supporters: University Credit Union (Founding Sponsor), Sodexo, Coca Cola, Whole Foods (Playa Vista), PremierVend Group, Follett and members of the LMU Community.