Retriever Essentials, UMBC's food pantry, is excited to share that we are offering FREE Thanksgiving Meal Bags to community members in need. If you or your family are in need of Thanksgiving dinner items, please fill out this formby Monday, November 16th. The bags will include some easy-to-prepare, non-perishable, Thanksgiving meal items. The bags will be available for pickup at the 24-hour Campus Police Station between November 23rd and November 25th. *Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns, or if you cannot pick up your Thanksgiving Bag for any reason. We may be able to coordinate home delivery on a case-by-case basis*
The Home for the Holidays Food Drive will be running from Monday, November 9th to Friday, November 20th. If you are interested in supporting our community and would like to donate, we are accepting the following items:
Canned cranberry sauce
Boxed instant mashed potatoes
Canned or boxed instant gravy
Coffee/Tea (please no Keurig cups)
Self stable milks (soy, dairy)
Travel-sized shampoo and conditioner & lotion
Regular-sized shampoo and conditioner
We kindly ask that you donate only items from this list, as these are our highest priority needs.
We are also accepting $25-50 gift cards to support families' needs for perishable items (pies, butter, turkeys, eggs, vegetables, etc.) that unfortunately we cannot provide through the pantry.
Donations can be taken to the 24-hour UMBC Campus Police Station or delivered contactlessly via ourAmazon Wishlist. Please use the following contact info and address when ordering through Amazon:
Sherman Hall 205
University of Maryland Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250
Retriever Essentials would also like to invite you to our Home for the Holidays Virtual Community Dinner. This will take place on Thursday, December 3rd at 7 PM viaGoogle Meet. Please RSVP on ourmyUMBC page.
We wish you a happy and safe holiday season,
The Retriever Essentials Team