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The Basic Needs Hub

​​​​​​​​​​​​UPDATE: 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.

The pantry 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):​​



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

The the racks in our closet are full. We appreciate the generosity of our donors!

No Items Needed

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​.

Lincoln Park Pantry Location & Hours​

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

Monday 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday Closed
Friday 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Loop Pantry Location & Hours

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

Tuesday1:00 p.m. –​ 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

*NOTE: Both hub locations have a swipe-activated door for all enrolled students to access and purposely operates under an honor code and system of confidentiality.