Through generous donations from both the Petrie and Friedlander Foundations and the Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship COVID-19 Revitalization Project, Baruch College is able to offer students who face food insecurity the following resources:
Bearcat Food Pantry
Students who are facing food insecurity are able to make use of the Bearcat Food Pantry. The Pantry is located in the BOSS (ground floor of the NVC, room 1-116). At the present time, use of the Bearcat Food Pantry is by appointment. Food available includes dry goods, meat, and dairy, as well as kosher and halal options.
COVID-19 Revitalization Project Fund
The COVID-19 Revitalization Project, an inaugural program sponsored by the Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship through a grant from the Mitsubishi Financial Group, will provide financial support in the form of gift card purchases to NYC-based, minority-owned, small businesses providing essential goods and services; these businesses experienced lost revenues due to COVID-19. The gift cards will then be provided to Baruch College students also belonging to highly impacted communities who are experiencing economic insecurities or hardships as a result of the pandemic. In order to apply for a gift card, students must be currently enrolled and meet the following criteria:
- Have matriculated and completed at least 30 credits at the College by submission of an application for assistance
- Provide a statement detailing the economic insecurity or hardship and how the support provided by this program will help
- Complete an online application and agree to an interview with the Office of the Dean of Students
Grab & Go Bags
In an effort to prevent students facing immediate hunger from going unfed (those who have not eaten for an extended period of time; those experiencing dizziness or dehydration from lack of eating; or those who skipped recent meals because of lack of funds, etc.), we have made available a “Grab & Go” bag. This bag includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, and is designed to provide a student in need with nutrition to get him or her through a day.
Request a Grab & Go bag at the Student Health Center.
CUNY Student Food Navigator
Are you a CUNY Student? Do you need help with groceries?
CUNY students may be eligible for food benefits.
Student Food Navigators are here to help!
Text “FOOD” to (855) 230-6746.
SNAP and other free resources.
Swipe Out Hunger. Student hunger is real. We can help end it.
Hot Lunch To Go
Due to the pandemic and campus closing, we are unable to continue our Hot Lunch To Go initiative. We hope to resume this program upon our return to campus.
Pop Up Pantry
Because of the pandemic, there is a temporary pause on this program. It will be restarted when students return to campus.
CUNY Food Pantries
In an effort to support students who are experiencing food insecurity, CUNY has made available the following campuses where any Baruch students in need of food can access a food pantry nearest to them. To get the food you need, please present your student ID in order to enter the food pantry. Look below for a food pantry near you:
|Campus||Food Pantry Hours of Operation||Notes|
|Baruch College||10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m., Mon and Thurs||Grab & Go bags. Pick up in Student Health Center|
|City College of New York||10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., Mon-Fri||By appointment only, email firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|College of Staten Island||10:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m., Wed and Fri||By appointment only, forms.gle/urVmvy3KQ6QcFH399. Call: 718-982-3088|
|Guttman Community College||10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m., Mon-Fri||Public Safety will open the pantry for students who need access. Call: 646-313-8101|
|John Jay College of Criminal Justice||10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., Mon-Fri||E-mail for instructions before arriving to food pantry: Jjcfoodbank@jjay.cuny.edu or call: 212-237-8052|
|Kingsborough Community College||9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., Mon-Fri for Pantry bag pickup||Open Mon-Fri from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. No appointment necessary. Call: 718-368-5411|
|LaGuardia Community College||10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m., Tues||Open on Tuesdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in the E-Building. Serve Nonperishables only.|
|Medgar Evers College||10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m., Mon and Wed & 3:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. Tues||Non-MEC students are served on Wednesdays only from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm by appointment 24 hours in advance. Contact: email@example.com|
|Queens College||12:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m., Mon and Thurs||By appointment only; schedule appointment by visiting qcknightstablepantry.setmore.com/|
|York College||10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m., Mon-Fri||Location: Room 3M02 –The Men’s Center. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 718-262-3772|