Food Pantry

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Food insecurity is an increasing concern at colleges and universities across the country. Our Mission and Values move us to respond to this need with compassion and respect for human dignity. The Mercy College Food Pantry on the Toledo campus provides food, household, and hygiene items for Mercy College students, faculty and staff who may be experiencing hunger or struggling to buy food for their family. We also assist the Youngstown location and offer resources and support to our online student population.

Need to request items from the Food Pantry? Complete the Food Pantry request form.

Food Pantry Request Form

Toledo Campus: To learn more about how to request food or receive more information, please email Information is also available in the Campus Life section of Canvas.

Youngstown Campus: Grab-and-go food items are available on the shelf in the Student Lounge. If you are in need of food assistance, please email

Online Students: If you are an online student who does not live near Toledo or Youngstown, please contact for resources and assistance

In addition to supplemental food, we also provide resources to students who need long-term food assistance or are in need of help with housing, childcare, or covering the cost of student uniforms & supplies. Please contact Gerald Cameron at or 419-251-1866 to get connected with these resources.

This effort is supported by the Division of Student Affairs and is operated by the Office of Community and Spiritual Engagement.

Supporting the Mercy College Food Pantry

We are thankful to be a registered pantry with Seagate Food Bank of Northwest Ohio. We also rely on donations to help provide items not available from the food bank and to assist our students who reside out of state.

See below for a list of our top items needed at the Toledo campus and the Youngstown location (this list will be updated periodically). Toledo donations can be brought to Madison 5706 or placed in the collection box near the 5th floor Madison elevators by the Testing Center. Youngstown donations can be brought to Darnell LaRosa. If you would like to make a monetary donation to the Mercy College Food Pantry, contact Sandy Snyder at or 419-696-7645. We use monetary donations to help provide grocery & gas cards as well as items not available to us from the food bank.

Items Needed - Toledo

Please note that we are currently only able to accept donations of shelf-stable items.

  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Canned soup
  • Canned beans
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit
  • Pasta sauce
  • Rice
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Cheerios
  • Oatmeal
  • Granola bars
  • Diapers (sizes newborn-5)
  • Baby Wipes
  • Razors
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Toilet Paper
  • Menstrual Pads (ultra thin, various sizes, smaller packages)
  • Tampons (small boxes with various sizes)
  • Laundry Detergent (small bottles)
  • Can Openers

Items Needed - Youngstown

Please note that we are currently only able to accept donations of shelf-stable items.

  • Cup of Soup or Noodles
  • Microwaveable Mac & Cheese Cups
  • Oatmeal Cups
  • Granola Bars
  • Breakfast Bars
  • Pop-Tarts
  • Applesauce Cups
  • Peanut Butter Crackers
  • Cheese Crackers

Thank you! We appreciate your generosity and support! If you have any additional questions, please contact the Food Pantry at