Nutritious U Food Pantry

Two students stand in front of paper grocery bags packed with food

Boynton Health’s Nutritious U Food Pantry provides fresh and healthy food to students who struggle to get enough to eat.

For program dates and details, see the calendar below or the updated Food Resources document.

About Boynton Health’s Nutritious U Food Pantry

Boynton Health's Food Pantry is open the last week of every month during the semester (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday), from 12-6 pm on the 1st floor of Memorial Union (Room 103A), across the lounge from the theater.

Any student can visit the food pantry. No proof of need is required.

Students choose from available food items during their visit. We encourage students to bring their own bags to carry items.

Paper bags are also available.

An average of 1500 monthly visitors, 130+ Volunteer hours per month, 600+ Food rescue items monthly, 10 Types of produce from Cornercopia for fall pantry events

Spring 2023 Pantry Dates:

January 24th - 26th

February 21st - February 23rd

March 28th - March 30th

April 25th - April 27th 

About the Food

The Food Group, a local food bank, offers Nutritious U extremely discounted prices for fresh, wholesome food items. Student volunteers stock the pantry shelves with a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, grains, and proteins. We offer fresh produce grown at the Student Organic Farm on the St. Paul Campus in the fall. We also partner with local bakeries, including Einstein Brothers in Coffman Union and Cub Foods, for fresh bread, bagels, and pastry donations.

Summary of Food Resources

Support U Students

Nearly one in five University of Minnesota Twin Cities students worry whether they will run out of food before they have money to buy more or have run out of food in the past year. When you support Boynton Health’s Nutritious U, you help students struggling to get enough fresh, healthy food.

Please consider a gift of any amount to Boynton Health’s Nutritious U Food Pantry through the University of Minnesota Foundation.

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