Student Food Pantry
Food insecurity is common at colleges and universities across the country potentially impacting the educational success of many students. It is hard to concentrate when you are hungry or worrying about where your next meal is going to come from. For this reason, we have created the Fredonia Campus Food Pantry.
Food Pantry Hours and Locations:
- Williams Center (Information Desk outside of Tim Hortons) Seven days a week from 5:00 p.m. - 11 p.m.
- Williams Center (Information Desk outside of Tim Hortons) Every Wednesday during the academic year from 10:00 a.m - 12:00 noon.
If you are in need of a meal, and have no money or points to buy food, and cannot get to one of these food pantries, please send an email to email@example.com. We can help !
Community Food Pantries:
- Fredonia Presbyterian Church (open on the third Saturday of every month from 10 am to 12 pm. All guests receive a bag of non-perishable food) .@ 219 Central Avenue (Across from Fenton Hall on Central Ave.) Fredonia, NY 14063 (map)
- Don't see a food pantry near your location? Go to https://www.foodbankwny.org/pantry-locator/ to find your nearest food pantry
Resources for Assistance:
- SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - SNAP offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. SNAP is the largest program in the domestic hunger safety net. The Food and Nutrition Service works with State agencies, nutrition educators, and neighborhood and faith-based organizations to ensure that those eligible for nutrition assistance can make informed decisions about applying for the program and can access benefits. FNS also works with State partners and the retail community to improve program administration and ensure program integrity.
- NOEP (Nutrition Outreach and Education Program - The Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP) offers free and confidential services to connect hungry New Yorkers with nutrition assistance programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP is our nation’s first line of defense against hunger, stretching the monthly food budgets of all who meet program guidelines. NOEP is available in many counties across the state and throughout all boroughs of New York City.
- Hunger Solutions of New York - Hunger Solutions New York works one-on-one with those who struggle to keep food on the table. We fund community-based organizations to provide education, support and application assistance through the Nutrition Outreach and Education Program, SNAP Help Long Island and WIC Help NY. These programs connect New Yorkers to federally funded nutrition assistance programs.
How to donate to the Campus Food Pantry:
Food donations are accepted at either the Campus Life Office or the Student Heatlh Center. Monetary tax deductable donations are accepted through the Fredonia College Foundation specific to the "Health Center Food Pantry Fund".
Here are some ideas for donations:
- Canned foods with pull top openings, ie: soups, beans, vegetables
- Boxed foods, ie: rice, macaroni and cheese, cereal, granola bars
- Individual Packet, ie: oatmeal, chips, crackers, nuts, ramen noodles
- Fruit cups
- Pasta and sauce
- Feminine hygiene products
- Toothpaste and brushes
- Toilet paper
- Individual care, ie: facial and body wash, shampoo and conditioner