Welcome to the ERC!
Our goal is to eliminate food insecurity at UMW by providing food, toiletries and other items at no cost to any member of the UMW community.
The ERC is located on the 5th floor of Lee Hall. Take the elevator closest to Monroe Hall to floor “A” (for attic). Follow the signs!
When is it open?
The ERC is open Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 1:00pm-6:00pm.
The ERC is also continuing to offer a no-contact, online ordering system, for those who would prefer this. Please visit the online ordering website to place your order. The ERC staff will be in touch regarding when you can pick up your order. There is no physical contact between you and others during pick-up.
Where does the food come from?
The ERC is stocked by donations. Members of our community provide food, toiletries, and other materials to help support anyone who needs it in the UMW community.
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What is the need at UMW?
According to surveys administered in 2021 and 2019, between 20-25% of UMW students experience some level of food insecurity. Eleven percent of UMW students surveyed reported high levels of food insecurity, reporting frequent difficulty getting enough to eat, or needing to skip meals for financial reasons.
Food and other basic needs insecurity has significant impacts on our lives. It increases stress, difficulty concentrating, decreases our likelihood of completing courses and degrees. The ERC intends to ease this burden as much as possible.
Want to Volunteer?
Come volunteer with us! To volunteer, go to our MyUMW page to sign up, or contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to Donate?
If you would like to donate, please email email@example.com. Also, here is a list of our most needed items to help guide your donations.