Housing & Food Insecurity Resources

Resources from the A. James Clark School of Engineering website.


The following community resources are available on and off campus:

  • Campus Pantry - Their mission is to alleviate food hardship among UMD-College Park students, faculty and staff by providing emergency food to UMD students, faculty, and staff in need.
  • Little Free Food Pantry - St. Andrew's Episcopal Church (4512 College Avenue, College Park) offers non-perishable food and hygiene items. The box is located beside the church parking lot just off Princeton Avenue.
  • Fostering Terp Success - This is a campuswide community for students who were/are in foster care, are homeless, at risk of being homeless or without a supportive family system. This network of staff, faculty and alumni is committed to removing barriers to and assisting students in accessing essential campus services, navigating challenges and developing self-advocacy and life skills.
  • PG County Department of Social Services - The Prince George's County Department of Social Services help county residents buy healthy foods, pay energy bills and obtain medical assistance. Students are eligible for their services even if considered homeless.
  • Basic Needs Security - If a student has difficulty affording groceries or accessing sufficient food to eat every day, or lack a safe and stable place to live, and believe this may affect their academic performance, they may go to http://go.umd.edu/basic-needs for information about resources the campus offers.
  • National Center for Transgender Equality - The Center's website provides a list of resources for COVID-19 Mutual Aid and Emergency Funds.
  • No Justice No Pride - This collective of organizers and activists from across the District of Columbia provides housing support for Black Or Brown Trans Persons based in D.C.
  • Financial Support can be found via the Student Crisis Fund, Keep Me Maryland Fund, Office of Student Financial AidPG County Department of Social Services, and the Student Success Emergency Scholarship Fund.
  • Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) - The University of Maryland is encouraging eligible students facing financial distress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic to apply for assistance through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II). 
  • Emergency Broadband Benefit Program - The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. 


MAPP School has a food pantry cabinet available to students located in the Main Office, Architecture Building. A second cabinet will be available starting Spring 2023 in Preinkert 1112U.