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Day of Giving FAQ

What is Giving Tuesday?

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.


Celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the season of giving. This year, #GivingTuesday is on December 3, 2019.

Why should I give to Rutgers on #GivingTuesday?

This year, alumni, donors, friends, students, faculty and staff can take a stand to stop student hunger. We are using this day to raise awareness about student food insecurity. In recent months, the university’s Board of Trustees has committed financial support to struggling students and the campus food pantries that assist them.


When you make a gift on December 3, you can support the Rutgers student food pantries, which provide groceries, toiletries, and support for when students are struggling to stay afloat.

What is food insecurity?

Food insecurity is the lack of reliable access to healthy, frequent meals. Approximately 1.4 million college students choose between paying for food and education each year nationwide. At Rutgers, one in three students experience food insecurity at some point during college. Without dependable access to a sufficient quality of affordable, nutritious food, it is difficult for students to thrive.


When students experience food insecurity, they can turn to the Rutgers student food pantries for help.

Where are the Rutgers student food pantries?

Students from any of the schools at Rutgers can visit the food pantries most convenient to them.


The Rutgers–New Brunswick Student Food Pantry is located at the Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships house on 39 Union Street in New Brunswick.


The Rutgers–Camden Raptor Food Pantry is located in Student Health Services on the second floor of the Campus Center on 326 Penn Street in Camden.


The Rutgers–Newark PantryRUN is located in room 236 of the Paul Robeson Campus Center on 350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in


How are the Rutgers student food pantries funded?

Funding for the Rutgers student food pantries comes from the university, Rutgers Against Hunger, local food banks and organizations, and most importantly, private donations. 

I want to make a gift to another Rutgers cause. Can I make a gift to any fund on December 3?

If you choose not to support one of the Rutgers students food pantries this #GivingTuesday you can visit our main giving page at support.rutgers.edu

I would prefer not to give online. Are there other ways to participate?

You can also make a gift by calling 732-839-2006 and mentioning Giving Tuesday. If you prefer to make a gift through the mail, you can send a check or money order made payable to the Rutgers University Foundation to:


Rutgers University Foundation

PO Box 193

New Brunswick, NJ 08903-0193  


If paying by check or money order, please use this form.

When can I expect a charge on my credit card?

You can expect a charge on your credit card immediately upon finalizing a gift on the site.’

Is my contribution tax-deductible?

Yes! All philanthropic contributions to Rutgers University are tax-deductible as prescribed by law. Gifts made through the Rutgers University Foundation are deductible for federal income, gift, and estate tax purposes.

Will I receive a receipt for my contribution?

We will send you a receipt for your contribution shortly after you make your gift.

Are international donations accepted?

Yes, Rutgers accepts international gifts via credit card or check.