Donate to FoodShare

Thank you for initiating the process of making a donation to RIT FoodShare/ Bern's Closet!

Prior to filling out the RIT FoodShare Donation Form below, please review the following information:

FoodShare Needs

The current most needed items within our Center are :

  • Cereal
  • Pasta and Pasta Sauce
  • Rice
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Tuna fish
  • Canned beans (black beans, Garbanzo beans/chick peas) - please no green beans (we have a lot!)
  • Gluten-free & Vegan Foods
  • Ingredients and Condiments (Gravy, ketchup, mustard, spices, sugar, etc.)
  • Additional Considerations: Seafood soups (not ramen), macaroni & cheese, oatmeal

Please ensure that all items being donated are not opened, and are within their expiration period.

We are unable to accept any homemade or prepared foods at this time. If there is left over food from an event, please feel free to create a post in our Facebook Group - be sure to include how long the food with be there, the location and what kind of food in the description.

Bern's Closet Needs

  • Professional Attire
  • Dress Shoes
  • Sweaters
  • Winter Jackets
  • Gloves
  • Winter Hats & Scarves

Please review RIT FoodShare's hours of operation (Note– please do not leave any donations outside of the RIT FoodShare building)

We highly encourage all donations to be dropped off directly to RIT FoodShare.

Upon reviewing the above information, please visit one of the links below, regarding all aspects of your intended donation:

Adopt a Shelf!

We are calling on departments and offices* to help us meet our highest demands and support our culture of sharing at RIT. By adopting a specific FoodShare pantry shelf, your unit will play a vital role in ensuring a consistent supply of the items our users need most. 
*You do not need to be an RIT office or department to sponsor a shelf!

Adopt-a-shelf partners will be assigned a specific item(s) from our needs list, including options like canned meats, pasta, and breakfast foods. Partnering units can support FoodShare by fundraising or donating items as supplies run low. Adopt-a-shelf participants will receive free advertisement in our FoodShare locations and exclusive sponsor recognition perks, all while making a lasting impact on our RIT community. Participation in the program is flexible and non-binding.

To join the program or learn more, please contact Sinclaire Ogof at

RIT FoodShare Thanks You!