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Food Assistance

Additional Food Support

  • SNAP for Students wondering if you qualify for "Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program" in the city of Chicago? Learn more about student qualifications.  
  • Chicago's Food Bank Finder is apart of the Greater Chicago Food Depository. This resource is specifically for students who reside in Chicago and perfect for in-state resimuters and commuters. We recognize that coming to campus may not be feasible. Please use this resource to access food for you and your family. 
  • Feeding America Food Bank Finder is a resource for Ramblers who live out of state and are looking for food near your home. Please use this resource to access food for you and your family. 

LUC Food Pantries

The LUC food pantries are here to support students who need a little extra help, so they can focus on their academic success. Students are welcome to shop in-person weekly to get 3-4 days' worth of food. We provide that shelf-stable products at no cost to visitors. Our offerings vary based on donations and time of year.

Pantries are generally open anytime the building is open throughout the year. Holiday and break hours will be posted as needed. Students must be currently enrolled and provide a Loyola ID to access the pantries.

Food Pantry Locations 


Damen Student Center, Lower Level 90, Lake Shore Campus, Weekdays 9 am - 5 pm


McGuire Hall, 2nd Floor, 1 E. Pearson, Water Tower Campus, Weekdays 8 am - 9 pm


Cueno Hall, 1st Floor, Opening Spring 2023 

Take Our Survey

Help us learn more information about food needs and accessibility at Loyola University Chicago by completing this survey 

How do I know if my friend or I might be experiencing food security challenges? 

  • Do you or your friends anticipate missing a meal this week? 
  • Are you or your friends deciding between buying a book or buying food? 
  • Is finding transportation to affordable and culturally reflective grocery stores causing stress for not being able to eat on your ideal budget?