Basic Needs Hub

The Basic Needs Hub connects the Towson University community to critical resources that support basic needs security including food, housing, clothing, and access to academic tools.

Shopping in the Foodshare


The FoodShare offers food and toiletries for TU community members.

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Hanging clothes

Tiger Threads

Tiger Threads offers clothing for TU community members in need.

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A Commitment to Equity

When immediate needs are fulfilled, the Towson University community is better equipped to provide and receive a quality education.

The Hub, with its commitment to equity, empowers the TU community to develop life skills and self-reliance, promoting students' perseverance to reach graduation. Towson University is committed to creating a more just and equitable campus, where socioeconomic status and basic needs insecurity do not determine student success.

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How to Help


  • The FoodShare accepts food, personal care items, or home cleaning items during our open hours.
  • Make a monetary donation on the giving site or by purchasing items from our Target Registry. 
  • Clothing donations are accepted as needed. Please to inquire about the current need. 

For any larger donations, please schedule a drop-off by emailing

Host a Drive

Fill out a Drive Request Form if you’d like to host a donation drive to benefit the Hub. All organizations who host a drive will receive a thank you certificate that includes the weight in pounds of all items donated.  

Your request may be accepted, denied, or altered based on the needs of the Hub.

We recommend filling out the form in advance to ensure the days your organization would like to host a drive are available. Thank you for your support.


The Hub offers opportunities for group and individual volunteering.

Please use the volunteer form to inquire about current volunteer opportunities and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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