If you have any questions about these resources please contact the Connect Center Team, Dana LePage and Samantha Gregorie-James, at 646-313-8857 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Guttman/CUNY Food Pantries
The Guttman Food Pantry is open from 10 am to 3 pm Monday to Friday. If you would like to pick up groceries from the Guttman Food Pantry, please follow these steps:
- Step 1: Complete this brief depot form selecting the groceries you’d like to pick-up. Please complete at last 2 business days before you would like to come to campus.
- Step 2: Email email@example.com or call 646-313-8857 to make the pick-up appointment. Someone from the Single Stop Team, Dana or Samantha, will confirm your pick-up.
- Step 3: Call Public Safety at 646-313-8101 when you arrive to campus and they will bring you your groceries. Make sure you have an ID and that you are wearing a mask!
The following CUNY Campus Food Pantries are open to all CUNY students. Be sure to contact them directly to make an appointment before going to campus. Bring your Guttman ID if you visit.
Bronx Community College Food Pantry
Click here to make an appointment
Call 718-289-5179 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions
Loew Hall 1st Floor, Admissions Entrance, 2155 University Avenue, Bronx NY 10453
Hunter College Food Pantry
To make an appointment call: 212-396-6418
Room B103, West Building at 68th Street and Lexington Avenue
Other Local Food Pantries and Food Resources
For all of the services below, please be sure to confirm hours of operation by calling before you visit.
NYC Local Food Pantries: Find local NYC food pantries.
Food Help NYC: Track pantries and community kitchens through a map.
Smart Streets NYC: Find a free meal in Manhattan.
Access Nutritious Food: Access Nutritious Food for New York City Emergency Food Programs.
Food Bank NYC: Find local pantries near your home address.
Plentiful App: Locate pantries in your neighborhood.
Hunter Food Resource Guide: Coronavirus NYC Neighborhood Food Resource Guides
Community Resource List: NYC Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens crowdsourced by various community members
Specific Information about Availability in Nassau and Suffolk Counties
Feeding America Food Bank Locator: Distributes food through a network of member agencies located in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
Island Harvest Food Bank: Food bank map Long Island.
Special Information about Availability in Westchester County
You may also call 311 for assistance.
The GetFoodNYC program is available to you if you meet all of the following requirements:
- Are unable to go out and get food for yourself
- Do not have someone else in your household who can get food for you
- Do not have a family member, friend, or neighbor who lives nearby who can get food for you
- Do not receive food from Meals on Wheels, God’s Love We Deliver or a similar service,
- Are not able to afford food delivery from a restaurant or grocery store.
If you qualify, you should note that each household can only make 1 order every two days. Currently, orders are not recurring and if additional food is needed, new orders must be submitted. Orders placed before 11 AM are delivered within 2 days of the order date. Orders placed after 11AM are delivered within 3 days of the order date.
Each person who needs food will be given one box, which is designed to last 2 days. GetFoodNYC will deliver to a maximum of 2 people in each household. The amount of food delivered is based on the number of people in your household who need food from this service. GetFoodNYC will collect information about any dietary restrictions but cannot guarantee those requests can be met. Please check the website for more details.
School Meal Hubs
Starting Tuesday, September 29, 2020, New York City is committed to making free meals available daily for all New Yorkers. Any New Yorker can receive free meals available at more than 200 locations across the city. Meals can be picked up from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, on schools days only. Meals are not available to the general public at any other time. No registration or ID required. Multiple meals can be picked up at once.
How to Get SNAP
In addition to more immediate access to food pantries and free meals, Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps, offers a sustainable option for students and their families to obtain groceries in the long-term with the use of an electronic debit EBT card.
To find out whether you are eligible to apply for SNAP benefits, you can use the ACCESSNYC or ACCESSHRA online tools or contact the Connect Center at email@example.com or 646-313-8857 to schedule an appointment.