The SHOP

The SHOP

The SHOP Food Pantry and Resource Center

***IMPORTANT UPDATE***
 
The SHOP will remain OPEN for regular Monday/Friday hours throughout the Summer.
 
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The SHOP and Fresh For All Market will both be closed on the following dates:

Memorial Day holiday: Monday, May 30

Juneteenth holiday (observance): Friday, June 17

4th of July holiday: Monday, July 4

Other than these dates, The SHOP and Fresh For All Market will be open during their normal operating hours throughout the Summer months.

 

SHOP Hours of Operation

Mondays from Noon–4pm

Fridays from Noon–4pm

 

The SHOP is located in room 141 of Building 5 in the Rowan Blvd Apartments.

Click here for a map to help you in finding our location: Click for Map

 

*If you are unable to visit The SHOP during our scheduled hours of operation, please send us an email @ theshop@rowan.edu to set up an alternative time.

 

Horas de Operacion

Lunes de 12PM–4PM

Viernes de 12PM–4PM

The SHOP está ubicado en el cuarto 141 en el edificio 5 de Rowan Boulevard Apartments. Haz clic por el mapa.

*Si no puede visitar The SHOP durante nuestras horas de operación programadas, por favor envíenos un correo electrónico @ theshop@rowan.edu para programar una hora alternativa.

 

What is The SHOP?  The SHOP is Rowan University's first ever on-campus food pantry and resource center available to students in need. With a particular focus on addressing issues of food insecurity, The SHOP offers a range of free and confidential support services that can connect students with appropriate campus and community resources.

Who can visit The SHOP?  The SHOP is open to all students with a valid Banner ID. The SHOP does not adhere to specific financial restrictions, however items available at the food pantry are intended for students without the financial means or resources necessary to purchase adequate food and/or personal care supplies.  Please leave children and visitors at home, or be prepared to have them wait outside.

Do I need a mask?  Yes, a mask is required in The SHOP, even if on-campus mask restrictions have been reduced.

What kind of things are you giving away?  The SHOP is set up like a small grocery store. Pantry items available to students in need include nonperishable food, school supplies, toiletries, hygiene products, bakery items, fresh produce, and some coats/gloves/hats in winter.

How much can I take?  For the most part there are no limits on the items available for students to take while shopping.  But we do see about 100 students each day we are open, so we ask that you be considerate in only taking what you need and leaving enough for others who might need it. The SHOP is not intended to meet all the nutritional needs of students. If you are in need of more resources, please talk to us about additional resources on campus, in the community, and from the state.

Should I bring a bag?  Yes! We have some plastic bags available, but encourage you to bring a reusable bag each time you come.  In May 2022, the state of NJ will ban our use of single-use plastic bags.

Do I need my Rowan ID?  You do not need to bring your Rowan ID. We check you in using your Rowan email address.

Do I have to wait in line?  It is possible.  Due to Covid restrictions only a certain number of students will be allowed admission to the pantry at any one time, and students awaiting admission will be mandated to adhere to 6-ft distancing while waiting outside The SHOP. We ask that you please plan accordingly depending on the weather and your time constraints.

What if I have class and work on Monday and Friday afternoons?  We can arrange another time for you to come by The SHOP.  Send us an email at theshop@rowan.edu to set up an alternative time.

What if I have more questions or need more resources? Please feel free to contact us directly with any questions or concerns at theshop@rowan.edu 

Wait, where are you located again? You can check out a map here.  If you are coming by car you can park in the Rowan Boulevard Parking Garage.  We are located behind the parking garage in the courtyard of the Rowan Boulevard Apartment Complex (aka RoBo).  The GPS address that will take you to our courtyard is 100 Bulldog Way. The SHOP is located in Building 5, and the door of The SHOP opens into the courtyard. Look for our yellow flag.

What about the Fresh For All Market?  Check out the flyers below for the time and location of Fresh For All. We currently pre-bag all items, and you can walk up or get in the drive-through line to pick up lots of fresh produce.

For updates on the Fresh For All market, we will continue to update this website as well as the FFA community hotline 856-244-1166. Please be sure to check back for future updates.

 

 

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