Student Food Pantry

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 seven days a week from 5pm - 11pm (Students need to go to Campus Life Office for access)
  • Williams Center Information Desk every Tuesday from 11 am - 1pm (Perishable foods such as breads, muffins, pastries and rolls)
  • LoGrasso Hall (Enter at the back door of Student Health Center ) every Friday from 11 am - 1 pm (Meals, snacks and canned goods) New this Semester !!
  • If you cannot make it to the Food Pantry and you are in need of a meal, and have no money or points to buy food,  please send an email to health.center@fredonia.edu. We can help !

Community Food Pantries:


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.
    • SNAP Program will be here on Campus !!
           - Tuesday, October 29, 2019 (11am-1pm) at the Williams Center Food Pantry Location
           - Friday, November 15, 2019 (11am-1pm) at the LoGrasso Health Center Food Pantry Location
  • 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
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Toothpaste and brushes
  • Toilet paper
  • Individual care, ie: facial and body wash, shampoo and conditioner

 

 

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