Getting Involved


We welcome any person, class, and organization that would like to volunteer with RamPantry! Volunteers are the backbone of our organization and must commit to whichever shift they sign up. Anyone who wants to volunteer at RamPantry must be trained.

If you have any questions or want more information about getting involved, please contact us at Some of the ways that classes and groups have helped with volunteering are:

  1. Holding food drives and making donations (both food and monetary).
  2. Making “foods to try” with ingredients from the Pantry.
  3. Holding information sessions in classrooms/lecture halls.
  4. Making and dropping off recipes.

Needed Donations

If you are interested in supporting RamPantry outside of volunteering during our open hours on Wednesdays and Thursdays, please email our outreach committee at Any work done with our outreach committee counts towards service hours too! Our outreach coordinators work to put on food drives and service events to gather support and the donations that RamPantry solely relies on.

  1. RamPantry food drive guidelines
  2. Printable List PDF
  3. Printable Food Price Comparison PDF

Donation Drop Off Locations

Donations can be made in the collection bins any time the Student Commons is open at RamPantry, Room 121 on the first floor of the Commons, at any participating food drive, or at room B11 in the Grant House on the MCV Campus, 1008 East Clay Street.

Start a Food Drive

Donations from the VCU and Richmond communities provide over 90% of food that is handed out to those in need. We welcome any individuals and organizations that want to support. For information on food donations, receiving aid in setting up a food drive, and scheduling drop off times of donations, please contact us at

Note: Food donations to RamPantry will benefit RamPantry and/or the Central Virginia Food Bank.

Monetary Donations

Monetary donations to RamPantry are now tax deductible! RamPantry is under the VCU Foundation, a 501c3 organization. All donations made to RamPantry via the VCU Foundation will be tax deductible. Click here to donate.

Join an Outreach Team

Joining a volunteer outreach team is one of the best ways to help RamPantry. Our outreach teams carry out the crucial function of securing food given away in the Pantry. If you are interested in being a member of outreach, just email us at Our areas of outreach are:

  1. The External Outreach Committee works with companies outside of VCU to secure donations and support.
  2. The Internal Outreach Committee works with supporters within the VCU community to secure donations.