Support Our Students

The Backpack Program

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Monetary Donations

When you make a gift to the Student Affairs Excellence Fund, you immediately support current students who are challenged with food insecurities. Financial donations allow us to purchase food at a reduced cost, ensuring a steady inventory of needed items.

Organize a Food Drive

  • Who can organize a food/product drive?

All Marquette University departments, student organizations, and external groups are encouraged to sponsor and organize Backpack Program support efforts.

  • How can I organize a food/product drive?

Please contact for more information about hosting a food drive.


For more information about volunteering with the Backpack Program, please contact

Donate Items

  • What items can be donated to the Backpack Program?

Any un-opened, non-perishable, un-expired food items and personal care items. We can also accept cooking utensils and pots/pans that are in good condition, as well as resusable shopping bags.

  • Where can items be dropped off?

The Arrupe Center in AMU 137 or Mashuda Hall at 1926 W Wisconsin. Please contact to schedule a drop-off or for more information.