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The Basic Needs Hub

​​​Student Registration

​​​​In order for students to access The Basic Needs Hub for the current academic year, they need to complete the registration form. The form is intended for enrolled DePaul students facing financial hardship and/or food insecurity. Please answer the questions honestly and understand that your responses will neither qualify nor disqualify you from receiving access to The Basic Needs Hub locations. 

Winter Quarter 2024 Updates:

One Visit per Week:
To ensure equitable access to resources for all students, we are limiting visits to The Basic Needs Hub to once per week. A DePaul ID and registration for the Hub will continue to be required for access. 

Max of 8 Items per Visit:
To allow us to serve more students, we are implementing a maximum of 8 items per visit.

Appointment-Only Access for The Career Closet:
To provide students with a more personalized and focused experience, The Career Closet will now be available by appointment only. You can schedule an appointment by contacting BasicNeeds@depaul.edu.

Please note: Due to potential staffing issues, the Hub locations may need to close unexpectedly on occasion. We will do our best to provide advance notice whenever possible. We appreciate your understanding.

Additional rules:
No backpacks are allowed inside Hub locations.
The number of students allowed inside a Hub space at one time will be limited.

We understand that these changes may require some adjustments to your routine. We are committed to providing you with the support you need and will be available to answer any questions you may have. You can reach us at BasicNeeds@depaul.edu.

Giving

The Basic Needs Hub depends on the generous contributions from our DePaul Community, valued alumni, Lincoln Park neighbors, and foodservice partner, Chartwells. For those interested in donating, these are the items needed (you may also go to our Amazon wishlist to donate):

Toiletries

Toiletries

Please donate bathroom products, such as soap, toothbrushes, and toilet paper.

Items Needed
Food Basket

Food Items

Food donations are needed. Thank you for stocking our pantry!

Items Needed
Closet full of clothes

Business Attire

Clothing racks need to be filled. We appreciate the generosity of our donors!

Items Needed

The Rosalie Rendu Student Pantry and The Career Closet are now extensions of DePaul University's Basic Needs Hub. Learn more about The Basic Needs Hub in Newsline.

Food insecurity is a significant issue among college students across our country. Given the mission of St. Vincent de Paul and that of the university, the question "What must be done?" always comes to mind. In February 2020, a group of DePaul staff members from the Department of Housing, Dining & Student Centers established The Rosalie Rendu Student Pantry to provide a food resource for students in need. Since then, its offerings have expanded, which includes The Career Closet where students can pick up professional clothing to impress during interviews or on the job.

A special note to our donors: We thank you from the bottom of our hearts in helping provide these much-needed food resources for our students!

For more information about The Basic Needs Hub, which includes The Rosalie Rendu Student Pantry and The Career Closet, please email basicneeds@depaul.edu.

​Lincoln Park Pantry: Winter Quarter Location & Hours

Lincoln Park Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue, Room 107*

Monday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday Closed​
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Loop Pantry: Winter Quater Location & Hours

DePaul Center, 1 E. Jackson Boulevard, Room 9700*

Monday Closed
Tuesday
2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday
Closed

*NOTE: Both Hub locations require a DePaul ID and registration.