Food Assistance

Student Night at the Bloomsburg Food Cupboard (walking distance!)

The Bloomsburg Food Cupboard has a night just for BU students! Every Monday during the Fall and Spring semester, BU students can visit the Food Cupboard from 5pm-6pm. (Closes promptly at 6)

The Food Cupboard is located at 329 Center Street, walking distance from campus. Please bring a reusable bag and choose what you want from a selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, canned goods, pastas, cereals, snacks, and pre-packaged meals. New stock arrives weekly so the food is fresh and so are the options! You will need to show your student ID.

Students who reside in Columbia County and have proof of residence (Utility bill etc.), can access the Bloomsburg Food Cupboard on Sundays 9:15AM to 10:15AM, and Tuesdays 12:30PM to 2:30PM.

Emergency Food bag pick up

We understand that sometime unexpected emergency expenses can arise, throwing off even the best-planned budget. Emergency food bags with non-perishable items are available.


Dean of Students Office

Center for Leadership and Engagement

Student Health Center

Women's Resource Center

Trio Student Service Center

Academic Enrichment

Residence Life Office

Student Affairs Office

University Book Store

Huskies Helping Huskies

Student collection of easy, quick, affordable, and healthy meals that college students can make.

How to Help

Statistics show that many students struggle to make ends-meet, such as affording food. More than a quarter of college students don't get enough food to eat.

Those able to financially assist help end student hunger on campus may donate. Contributions will go to the BU Foundation and food will be purchased for students in need. Thank you in advance for your donation!



Students needing financial assistance may contact the Dean of Students Office.

Other Contribution Opportunities

You can make a financial donation to the Bloomsburg Food Cupboard, which provides emergency food bags to students on campus, as well as hosting a weekly food pickup night for BU students. Monetary funds are used to purchase items that are in short supply, as well as supplies to package bulk items into healthier portions, cleaning supplies, and for normal building expenses like cleaning supplies.

Checks can be made payable to:

Bloomsburg Food Cupboard

329 Center Street

Bloomsburg, PA 17815

Donations of food can also be dropped off to the above address. Suggestions include: dried pasta and rice, canned fruit and vegetables, peanut butter, cereal, and canned pastas and soups. They will also accept donations of cleaning supplies; volunteers are also welcome.

Campus Food Drives

The Office of the Dean of Students holds a food drive each semester. Contact us at 570-389-4734 to find out dates if you would like to donate.

BU Farmers Market

Campus Catholic Ministry Open Bite Night

Held every Wednesday at the Newman House, this is an informal dinner where you can come and go as you please. There is always great food and great fellowship! This weekly activity is open to all students and provides dinner cooked by BU student organizations at the Newman House. Dinner begins at 5:30 PM, and is preceded by a 5:00 PM Mass in our Newman House Chapel. You do not need to attend the Mass beforehand, you can attend dinner at 5:30 for just $1!

Keep an eye out for free food events on campus!

Program Board regularly hosts Midnight Pizza, just bring your ID to get in and get a free slice of pizza. There are also several late night snack events throughout the semester. Held from 11pm-1am, usually in the Kehr Union, these events feature food like walking tacos, popcorn chicken, pretzel nuggets, and mashed potato bars.

Meal Plan Scholarships

Community Meals / Food Pantry Sites

Benton Area

USDA Summer Food Service Programs

(Exclusively for children under 18 years of age)

Northern Columbia Community – Cultural Center

42 Community Drive

Served 12:30 – 1:00 Monday – Thursday

June 10th through August 16th

Benton Food Pantry

Northern Columbia Cultural Center

42 Community Drive

9:00 – 11:00 3rd Tuesday of each month


Berwick Area

Friends Feeding Friends, Salvation Army

320 West 2nd Street

Served 4:30 – 5:30 Tuesday and Thursday


Berwick Soup Kitchen, United Way

320 West 2nd Street

Served 11:00 – 12:00 Saturday


USDA Summer Food Service Programs

(Exclusively for children under 18 years of age)

Orange Street Elementary School

845 Orange Street

Served 12:30 – 1:00 Monday – Thursday

June 10th through August 9th

Berwick Food Pantry

Salvation Army Building

320 West 2nd Street

9:00 – 12:00 4th Wednesday of each month


Bloomsburg Area

DailyBread Meal, AGAPE

19 East 7th Street

Served 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays

Served 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Thursdays


Mission Meal, Good Shepherd United Methodist Church

101 East 5th Street

Served 5:00 – 6:00 Third (3rd) Saturday of each month


Community Friendship Meal, Wesley United Methodist Church

3rd & Market Streets

Served 10:30 – 12:30 Saturday


USDA Summer Food Service Programs

(Exclusively for children under 18 years of age)

Wesley United Methodist Church

130 West 3rd Street

Served 11:30 – 12:30 Monday – Friday

June 29th through August 16th

Bloomsburg Food Cupboard, St. Columba

Old Winona Fire Hall

12:30 – 2:30 Tuesday

9:15 – 10:15 Sunday


Bloomsburg Food Pantry

AGAPE Center

19 East 7th Street

9:00 – 12:00 3rd Friday of each month


Catawissa Area

Bible Study Meal, Grace Bible Church

209 McIntrye Road

Served 6:00 – 7:00 Wednesday


Catawissa Food Pantry, First United Methodist Church

328 South Street

6:00 – 7:00 Thursday


Danville Area

Jubilee Meal, Mahoning Presbyterian Church

218 Ferry Street

Coffee served 9:00 Saturday

Meal served 11:00 Saturday

Second Saturday in September through end of June


Millville Area

Greenwood Food Pantry

Township Building

90 Shed Road

12:00 – 3:00 3rd Friday of each month


Nescopeck Area

Community Cupboard of Nescopeck, Wesley United Methodist Church

101 Broad Street (on the corner)

Call ahead and a pickup time will be assigned, 2nd Tuesday of each month


New Heart Cafe, New Heart Christian Fellowship

507 East 3rd Street

5:00 - 6:00 Last Monday of each month, *Exception: May's meal will take place on May 18th 570-394-3100

Orangeville Area

Orangeville Food Pantry

Orange Township Municipal Building

2028 State Route 487

9:00 – 10:00 3rd Saturday of each month


Wilburton Area

Wilburton Food Pantry

Mainstreet, Firehall #2

9:00 – 12:30 2nd Thursday of each month


Columbia County Human Services Food Pantries

Description of Program

We have 8 Columbia county sites - Benton, Berwick, Bloomsburg, Greenwood, Madison, Millville, Orangeville, Wilburton

Location: Columbia

Geographic Area: Columbia

Intake Procedure: Residents are only able to attend the food pantry once a month and must use the pantry assigned to their residence. All clients must pre-register before visiting the local food pantries.

Affiliated Agency: AGAPE

This Program: Columbia County Human Services Food Pantries

Affiliated Services:
Benton Food Pantry
Bloomsburg Food Pantry
Food Bank of Greater Berwick
Food Pantries Columbia County Human Services
Greenwood Food Pantry
Madison Food Pantry
Millville Food Pantry
Occasional Emergency Food Assistance Columbia County Human Services
Orangeville Food Pantry
Outgoing Emergency Food Assistance Columbia County Human Services
Wilburton Food Pantry