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Who We Are

In partnership with Connecticut Foodshare, the Husky Harvest Food Pantries' mission is to address food insecurity across UConn. The food pantries are accessible to anyone with a UConn ID and provide the campus community with non-perishable food items, toiletries, and more. Students may browse the pantry during operational hours that vary by campus.

WHERE TO FIND US

Husky Harvest Food Pantries are open to the UConn community all across the state. Students, faculty, and staff can visit locations at Avery Point, Hartford, Stamford, Storrs, and Waterbury, as well as at UConn Health in Farmington. Learn more about each location:

Student swiping a UConn One Card ID at a Husky Harvest food pantry

Locally Sourced Food

Options will vary on each campus based on what is available from Connecticut Foodshare, Midwest Food Bank New England, and what recent donations are received. Connecticut Foodshare and Midwest Food Bank New England rely on donations. Big Y in Tolland and Price Chopper in Storrs also contribute to the Storrs pantry when they have items available.

Make a Donation

Husky Harvest is 100% donation-based. If you wish to donate directly to any of the Husky Harvest Food Pantries, items to donate include non-perishable food items such as rice, pasta, cereal, condiments, mac and cheese and other canned goods. Other items such as toiletries including soap, shampoo and laundry detergent may also be donated. 

Please do not donate any open, partially used or expired items.

UConn Avery Point

Location:

Community Professional Building
Room 114

Hours:

Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. 1 p.m. 
Thursday: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Contact:

Janene Vandi,
Associate Campus Director
j.vandi@uconn.edu

Wendy Majcher,
Manager, Business Operations
wendy.majcher@uconn.edu

Donate Food:

Donations to Avery Point can be dropped off in collection bins in the Branford House, Student Center, and Weicker Building. 

Other Ways To Donate:

Monetary donations in support of the food pantry at Avery Point can be made through the UConn Foundation.

UConn Hartford

Location:

Main Campus Building
Atrium Level

Hours:

Monday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Contact:

Nadine Brennan,
Associate Campus Director
nadine.brennan@uconn.edu

Donate Food:

Donations to the Hartford pantry can be dropped off at the collection bin in the atrium of the Hartford campus building.

Other Ways To Donate:

Clubs or organizations who are interested in organizing a food drive in Hartford may contact Nadine Brennan to for more information.

UConn School of Law

Location:

MacKenzie Hall
110 Sherman St,
Hartford, CT 06105

Hours:

Tuesday: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Thursday: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Or By Appointment

Contact:

Julian M. Torres,
Assistant Director of Student Affairs
julian.torres@uconn.edu

Kristina Santasiere,
Administrative Coordinator
kristina.santasiere@uconn.edu

UConn Stamford

Location:

Academic Building,
Room 113

Hours:

Tuesday: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Wednesday: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Contact:

Aris Ristau,
Associate Campus Director, Operations

aristide.ristau@uconn.edu

Rosa Rizzo,
Temporary University Specialist
rosa.rizzo@uconn.edu

Donate Food:

To donate to the Stamford food pantry, reach out to Aris Ristau or Rosa Rizzo to ensure the pantry is accepting donations.

Other Ways To Donate:

Monetary donations in support of the food pantry at Stamford can be made through the UConn Foundation.

UConn Storrs

Location:

Charter Oak Apartments
Community Center

Hours:

Fall Semester
Monday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Thursday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Winter Break
Thursday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Spring Semester
Tuesday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Contact:

UConn Dining Services
Questions and Comments Form

Donate Food:

Visit the Storrs pantry wish list to contribute during our donation drives.  Follow UConn Dining on X, Facebook or Instagram for updates.

Other Ways To Donate:

Donations can be made through the UConn Foundation’s Food Insecurity Fund to support the Storrs food pantry. 

UConn Health

Location:

Academic Building
AM016

Hours:

Monday: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Friday: 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Contact:

Suzanne Tate,
Director of Curricular Affairs
state@uchc.edu

Donate Food:

Donations to the UConn Health food pantry may be dropped off during the pantry’s operational hours.

Other Ways To Donate:

Monetary donations in support of the food pantry at UConn Health can be made through the UConn Foundation’s Food Insecurity Fund or items can be purchased directly through the pantry's Amazon Wishlist.

UConn Waterbury

Location:

Main Building, Suite 107

Hours:

Monday: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Or By Appointment

Contact:

Monica Lattimer,
Assistant Director, Operations
monica.lattimer@uconn.edu
203-236-9064

Donate Food:

Donations to the Waterbury food pantry may be dropped off during the pantry’s operational hours.

Other Ways To Donate:

To support the Waterbury campus food pantry, items can be purchased on Amazon or a monetary donation can be made here. Those who wish to volunteer with the food pantry in Waterbury can contact huskyharvestwtby@uconn.edu.