Lucille A. Bova 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 Lucille A. Bova Food Pantry, designed to help you and your family when you need it.


How To Access The Lucille A. Bova Food Pantry

The Lucille A. Bova Food Pantry is temporarily located on the 1st floor of the Administration building in A-119.

The Lucille A. Bova Food Pantry is open to all CUNY students with an ID card.

Hours of Operations

The pantry will be closed from December 24th - January 3rd.

If this is a food emergency, please refer to the following link for a list of local food pantries: Foodbanknyc

The pantry will be operating within the following limited* hours during the winter session & break, starting January 4th:

Tuesday: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. & 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

*Due to limited hours, there will also be pre packed bags available behind the reference desk in the library.

Please note that the pantry is run by faculty and staff volunteers and therefore, on occasion, may not be open during a time listed above. If that is the case, a sign will be placed on the door.

  • Students are encouraged to bring a reusable shopping bag with them when visiting the pantry.

  • Students must adhere to campus wide mask requirements when visiting the pantry.

  • Students can take up to 10 individual items during each pantry visit.

  • Any additional questions can be sent to Foodpantry@qcc.cuny.edu

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

"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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