Food & Mobile Pantry

Rutgers Student Food Pantry (Inside the College Avenue Student Center)

126 College Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 Room 115 

Summer 2024 Hours of Operation:

  • Monday: CLOSED
  • Tuesday:  12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Thursday: 12 p.m. - 4p.m.
  • Friday: CLOSED

Mobile Food Pantry: Wednesday 1 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Important Note:

The Mobile Food Pantry will take place on Tuesday May 21st instead of Wednesday May 22nd. It will return to take place on Wednesdays starting May 29th. 

****Students have the option to come to the food pantry or use the mobile pantry once per week. 

ATTENTION!!! - Create an account on PantrySoft prior to stopping by the food pantry. 

The Rutgers Student Food Pantry is staffed by graduate and undergraduate students. While we will do our very best to be open during the times listed, there will be occasions when schedules have to change at the last minute. If you are coming from a distance or going out of your way to visit the pantry, please consider contacting us to ensure that we are open during listed hours. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Mobile Pantry Hours of Operation

  • Wednesdays: Downtown New Brunswick, Douglass, Busch, & Livingston (appointments preferred, walk-ins welcome) between 1-4:15 pm.
    • 1:00 - 1:30 pm - Bayard Street Parking lot (Between Hub-City and Neilson Park)
    • 1:45 - 2:15 pm - Near Voorhees Chapel
    • 2:30 - 3:00 pm - Busch Campus - Across from BEST Hall (Lot 66A)
    • 3:15 - 3:45 pm - Busch Campus/Graduate & Family Housing (Lot 58D) 
    • 4:00 - 4:15 pm - Livingston Campus - Yellow Lot (behind Qdoba)
  • To schedule a pickup with the mobile pantry, create an account on PantrySoft. Requests need to be made by Tuesday at 5 pm. 

**If these hours do not work with your schedule, please contact us – we will make arrangements with you that suit your needs. Please contact Student Basic Needs at

what to look for?
What will you find at the food pantry?
  • Multi-Use Items: Pasta, Sauce, Condiments, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Pickles, Rice, Beans, Cereal
  • Single-Use Items: Tuna, Mac-N-Cheese, Ramen, Canned Vegetables, Soup, Instant meals & sides
  • Ready to Eat:  Apple Sauce, Fruit Cups, Crackers, Snacks, Energy Bars
  • Beverages: Coffee, Tea, Milk, Juice
  • Personal Care: Soap, Tampons, Deodorant, Dental Essentials, Hair & Skin Care products
  • Household Supplies: Food Storage, Detergent, Can Openers, Toilet Paper, and other Basics
  • Cool Zone: Yogurt, Milk, Dairy, Fruit, Vegetables, Cheese
  • Freezer Zone: Meals, Meat, Veggies AND much more!


*subject to change.


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Please Note: The Rutgers Student Food Pantry is not a grocery store. We exist to serve those who are encountering financial hardship, emergency food shortages or other pressing personal issues that prevent the purchase of, or access to, sufficient amounts of food. We ask that our service be used selectively and only when needed. If you would like information about other emergency food access options or budgeting resources, visit our resources page at