LMU Food Pantry

a look inside the LMU food pantry, non-perishable items are pictured

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

The LMU Food Pantry is accessible to everyone on campus and is open 24/7 with onecard access. Please make sure your card number begins with the number 8. If your one card begins with a different number, please contact the one card office, a new one card will be issued.

Location

The food pantry is located adjacent to St. Robert's Annex. 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 Carolina Martinez.

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.
  • If you would like to help from your home, we have created a wish list. Items are delivered to our office.
  • Help us get the word out! We want to make sure the most vulnerable students know about this important resource. Please follow our Instagram account to stay updated with any news and restocking updates.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • The food pantry is located adjacent to St. Robert’s Annex. There is a burgundy, blue and white sign on the door that reads “LMU Food Pantry: Student Community Food Resources."

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

  • The pantry is accesible to on campus students 24/7 with onecard access. Please make sure your card number begins with the number 8. If your one card begins with a different number, please contact the one card office, a new one card will be issued.

  • 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.

  • We now have fresh items in the pantry. The pantry now does store perishable items that require refrigeration or have short shelf lives. The pantry also continues to provide non-perishable items such as instant meals, canned goods, breakfast items, and packaged items.

  • 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.

  • If you currently live in Los Angeles and are in need of items, the L.A. Regional Food Bank has a search engine to help you find the closest food pantry/distributor to you.

    Another resource is the LA Community Fridges which is community runned. Some items you may find are fresh fruit, vegetables, frozen meals, and water.

    For those that live outside of Los Angeles, Feeding America is a great resource to find a panty near you and find other resources.

    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.

    The USDA website offers healthy and budget friendly recipes that are quick to make and taste good. Make sure to check out the cooking videos as well.

  • 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, Bristol Farms, and members of the LMU Community.

  • Questions related to donations, food drives or feedback regarding the pantry can be directed to Carolina Martinez in the Center for Service and Action.

More Information

Check out our recipe book! These recipes are quick and easy to make with items found in the food pantry. If you have a recipe that you would like to share with us please send to Carolina Martinez

General inquires, questions related to donations, food drives or feedback regarding the pantry can be directed to Carolina Martinez at the Center for Service and Action.

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, Bristol Farms, Pressed Juicery, Amazon and members of the LMU Community.