The Office of Service & Civic Engagement staff are available to meet with student clubs and organizations to identify meaningful service experiences in the community that connect with each group’s mission and goals. OS&CE staff can facilitate the development of service initiatives and implementation of projects that are mutually beneficial to the community and Rider students.
Rider Resource Pantry
The pantry is open a variety of hours throughout the semester for different student needs. If you need to find us, we are located in the Joseph P Vona Center Room 23.
Fall and Spring Hours of Operation:
- Monday - Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Wednesday 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
- Friday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Summer Hours of Operation
- Thursday Noon - 4:00 p.m.
- Or by appointment by contacting Pantry staff at [email protected]
The Pantry is open for in person-walk ins during posted hours. We continue to offer a wide variety of non-perishable food choices, a limited selection of frozen foods, personal care items, and school supplies for any student in need. We are pleased to now have fresh fruits, dairy, and eggs available as well.
To arrange pick up outside of regular hours of operation, please email [email protected] to schedule an appointment.
We understand that some students may not be able to financially acquire microwaves & mini refrigerators for their dorm rooms. The Rider Resource Pantry can help!
A limited number of microwaves or mini refrigerators are now available for students to “borrow” for up to one academic year. Students will be responsible for maintaining the appliance and returning it clean and in good condition.
Are you in need of an appliance? Fill out the form here. All applications will be reviewed and selected based on need and availability. A decision on your application will be given to you 2 weeks after the start of the semester.
If you are interested in borrowing an appliance, please contact [email protected].
The WhyHunger Hotline refers people in need across the U.S. to food pantries, soup kitchens, summer meals sites, government nutrition programs and grassroots organizations, especially those that provide access to nutritious foods and nutritional support services.
Call 1(800) 5-HUNGRY or text your zip code to 1-800-548-6479
Donations are Welcome
The pantry accepts various donations which can be dropped off at the Pantry in the Joseph P Vona Center Room 23. Smaller donations can be dropped off in the various cranberry bins across campus.
Please reach out to The Office of Service & Civic Engagement via [email protected] if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.
Monetary donations can be made online. You must select “The Student Food Pantry Fund” as the designation.
How to Donate Guest Meal Swipes to Students in Need:
- Sign into BroncNation and Select "Forms"
- Click START next to the form titled, "Donate a guest meal to students in need"
- Fill out the form and click "Next" to submit the form
Thank you for making a difference in a student's life.