About RIT FoodShare

About RIT FoodShare

The RIT FoodShare center was established in 2015 with two simple goals: to reduce food waste on campus and to provide RIT community members with access to safe and nutritious food. For the past six years, the Center has done just that, logging over 26,000 visits to its location at 113 Riverknoll, and ensuring access to nutritious food for almost a thousand community members each year. In 2018, the FoodShare became the permanent home for Bern’s Closet, a clothing closet for community members in need of professional clothing. The closet is named after beloved RIT staff member, and founder of the I’m First program, Bernadette Lynch, who sadly passed away from cancer in 2017.

FoodShare is made possible because of generous support from the RIT and greater-Rochester communities.

If you are interested in donating to RIT FoodShare, please click "Donate to FoodShare" in the top right corner of the page.

Other Campus Resources

RIT Case Management: The Case Management team assists students in connecting to resources on and off campus, as well as helping students navigate complex personal problems, including health insurance, food and housing insecurity, financial concerns, and more.

RIT Counseling and Psychological Services: A study published by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine determined that the stress around food insecurity was associated with poorer mental health. Counselors in CAPS are trained to provide confidential and personalized services to support students’ mental health needs generally as well as any mental health needs associated with food insecurity.

Community Resources

Foodlink Find Food: Use Foodlink’s interactive map to find information about local food pantries, community meal programs and food disruption sites around the area.

Join our Virtual Community

RIT FoodShare FB Group: Find food on campus and get real-time updates about changes to our services.

RIT FoodShare FB Page: Learn more about the FoodShare Center, get updates about changes to our services, and how you can get involved.

RIT CLCE FB Page: Learn all about the programs and services offered by the CLCE.