Falcon Bazaar

SPRING 2021: The Falcon Bazaar Necessity and Food Pantry is located in Hammond Hall, room G-15 and serves our students who may suffer from food insecurity. It is a free service with walk-in hours of Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm and by appointment through the Student Development Office. Donations of food can be brought to the Student  Development Office at any time.

The Falcon Bazaar Necessities and Food Pantry is open in Hammond G-15, in space shared with the campus Volunteer Center, where students can pick up food and personal care items. Visit our Facebook page.

The Bazaar is always accepting donations.  Some staple items include:


  • Pop Tarts
  • Breakfast Bars
  • Individual Sized Cereal
  • Microwavable Oatmeal
  • Snack Bars


  • Bread (White/Wheat/Whole Grain)
  • Mayo
  • Spices/Salt/Pepper/Goya/Dried Onions/Garlic Salt
  • Tuna (Canned)
  • Chicken (Canned)
  • Soups
  • Peanut butter
  • Nutella
  • Jelly
  • Fluff
  • Pasta
  • Pasta sauce
  • Sauces (Hot Sauce)
  • Canned/Bagged beans
  • Goya Items
  • Rice
  • Individual Microwavable Meals
  • Butter (small containers/sticks)
  • Quart sized Milk (2%, skim, almond milk, lactaid) 
  • Individualized yogurts 
  • Juices
  • *Anything Gluten-Free*


  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Soap (Bar/Liquid, Men’s and Women’s)
  • Small Hand sanitizer
  • Packages of Wet Wipes
  • Tooth Paste
  • Tooth Brushes
  • Men’s/Women’s Razors
  • Men’s/Women’s Shaving Cream
  • Individual size Q-Tips

Green Bag Program

The Green Bag Program was created as a way to help the Falcon Bazaar Food and Necessities Pantry become self-sufficient. 250 green canvas bags were purchased with the help of the Fitchburg Activities Board (FAB) and dispersed throughout the campus to departments and offices with the hope that while staff members were shopping, they would purchase extra food and necessities.  Once the bags are full, they are dropped off to the Bazaar where an empty green bag is exchanged for the process to begin again. For more information, contact Shane Franzen at sfranzen@fitchburgstate.edu

Falcons Swipe It Forward

Want to donate a guest meal to a fellow student who might need it?

The Falcons Swipe It Forward initiative allows you to donate one of your guest meals to this program. Donated meals are pooled into a bank created by the One Card Office and managed by One Card & Chartwells.

  • If you know a student facing food insecurity, nominate them for the Swipe It Forward program!
  • Once approved, One Card Office and/or Chartwells moves the meals from the bank to the student’s card.
  • Meals will automatically be set up in blocks of five (5) and can be used at any meal in the dining hall.

While we understand this is not a long term hunger fix, it is intended to be part of a larger picture designed to feed students on a limited basis.

How to donate meals

Any student who wishes to donate one of their guest meals can do so during the first few weeks of each semester during breakfast, lunch, or dinner sessions. There is a separate register set up for swipe donations.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Some students may also be eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (PDF).