Hopkins Food Pantry

The Hopkins Food Pantry was founded to help address food insecurity for all Hopkins affiliates. The Food Pantry works in partnership with the Maryland Food Bank to ensure JHU affiliates have the opportunity to succeed.

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Pantry Location and Hours

The Hopkins Food Pantry is located on Homewood campus inside The LaB at 3003 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218. The pantry is open on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Tuesdays from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Shelves are stocked with new items the first Friday of every month.

Shopper Access

Any Hopkins affiliate interested in accessing the food pantry must complete an application. Access to the pantry will be complete 2–3 days after the application is submitted and the shopper will receive an email notification. Shopper anonymity is respected; all shoppers have access during open hours to shop at their leisure.

Shopper FAQs

Who can access the pantry?

Any Hopkins affiliate with an active JHED.

What are the pantry’s hours of operation?

The Hopkins Food Pantry is currently open Mondays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Tuesdays from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

How do I gain access to the pantry?

After filling out shopper registration, it typically takes about 2–3 business days for a shopper to gain J-Card access to the pantry. You will receive an email once your account is activated.

Are there any background checks?

The pantry does NOT conduct any background checks of your financial or conduct history. Any individual in the JHU community can access the pantry upon submission of the application. Shopper anonymity is respected.

Are there any limits on how much food I can take?

In order to meet the needs of as many shoppers as possible, starting spring 2023 we will place a limit of two per item. The pantry should not serve as your primary source for food but rather a helpful supplement. If you have a larger food insecurity or financial concern, please contact [email protected] to get connected to staff who can help.

How can I/my organization get involved with the Food Pantry?

The pantry doesn’t accept outside food donations, but you can make a financial donation to support the Food Pantry. There may be options to support other needs of our shoppers; please contact [email protected] to inquire about getting involved.

Needs Resources

Healthcare (Mental & Physical)


Contact Us

General email: [email protected]
Staff Advisor: Elizabeth Winberry