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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 a part 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 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, room 243, Lake Shore Campus. Open whenever the building is open, accessible with ID access.


McGuire Hall, 2nd Floor, 1 E. Pearson, Water Tower Campus. Open on weekdays from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Cuneo Center, 1st Floor, inside the cafeteria vending room. Open whenever the building is open. 

Food Pantry Amazon Wishlists

Our Amazon Wishlist is exactly what it sounds like… a wishlist! The beauty of our Amazon wishlist is that it allows us to show our alumni, donors, and friends what foods we need in the pantry, as we always strive to have a wide breadth and diversity of foods in the pantry. Simply donate by navigating to our wishlist by clicking on the link for the pantry you wish to donate to, adding items to your cart, and checking out like you regularly would on Amazon. It is that simple!

For LSC's Iggy's Cupboard, donate here. For HSC's pantry, donate here.

Take Our Survey

Help us learn more information about food needs and accessibility at Loyola University Chicago by completing the Food Instability Screening survey:

Lake Shore Campus Students

Health Sciences Campus Students

Water Tower Campus Students

 Please select the survey relevant to the campus in which you primarily study.