QCC Food Pantry

Providing Assistance with Food Insecurity

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You can't fill your mind on an empty stomach. According to a current 2020 study, 20% of all CUNY undergraduates said food insecurity had interfered or was interfering with their school work. That's where we come in. In addition to other student support services available to you at Queensborough, we have the QCC Food Pantry, designed to help you and your family when you need it.

How To Access The QCC Food Pantry

The QCC Food Pantry is available to all CUNY students. For Spring 2021 the food pantry will be open on Mondays from 10am to 2pm and Fridays from 10am to 12pm & 2pm to 4pm.

To access the QCC Food Pantry, please follow these instructions and bring your student ID when you come to campus to pick up your pre-packed food bags:

  1. Contact FoodPantry@qcc.cuny.edu for more information and to let us know which day and time you wish to come to campus.

  2. Prepare to visit the campus by accessing and using the Everbridge mobile information app, available at the College's COVID Planning Update page -- Putting Safety First: Campus Access.

  3. Food Pantry Volunteer Staff will be on hand to facilitate your request.

    • The QCC Food Pantry is temporarily located in the Administration building.

    • Students will receive pre-packed bags.

    • Campus Public Safety will assist in the event you are unable to make any of the Friday or Monday time slots.

We are wishing all of our Pantry Patrons good food and good health!!!

"In early January, researchers at the City University of New York (CUNY*)'s Urban Food Policy Institute released preliminary findings from a survey they conducted across the public university system’s 24 campuses: Over 20 percent of CUNY undergrads—nearly 50,000 of them—were food insecure in 2018." (Leila Nargi, edible Manhattan, January 24, 2019)

Learn about the State of Food Security at CUNY in 2020 (PDF)

Learn about the State of Food Insecurity at CUNY in 2020 (PDF)

Slide 8 from the CUNY HOPE: State of Food Insecurity at CUNY in 2020 webinar

The bar chart on the left is a Percentage of CUNY Students Reporting Hunger Often or Sometimes in Last Year, Healthy CUNY 2018. The pie chart on the right is the CUNY Undergrates by Food Security Status, #RealCollege 2018 CUNY Survey Percentage (%).

Slide 9 from the CUNY HOPE: State of Food Insecurity at CUNY in 2020 webinar

The above image is a Comparison of Food Insecurity in 2018 and 2020 after COVID-19, Health CUNY Surveys

To find additional food pantries near Queensborough Community College and your home, please visit: Food Bank for New York City.

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