Through generous donations from both the Petrie and Friedlander Foundations, Baruch College is able to offer students who face food insecurity the following resources:
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 one of the following offices:
Office of the Dean of Students (NVC 3-175)
Health & Wellness (NVC 3-241)
Office of Student Life (NVC 2-210)
Hot Lunch To Go
Students in need of access to food are also able to sign up for bi-weekly hot lunches. These lunches provide students with the chance to either fill up a ‘to go’ container with a hot meal on their way to their next commitment, or sit and enjoy the meal with their peers. When available, participants will be provided with a care package of food and accompanying recipes to take home.
Students must RSVP for the meals in advance and can do so by contacting the Office of the Dean of Students (NVC 3-175) to request an invitation.
Meals are currently scheduled for:
February 5, 2020
February 19, 2020
March 4, 2020
March 18, 2020
April 1, 2020
April 15, 2020
April 29, 2020
May 13, 2020
Pop Up Pantry
In an effort to help students who face food insecurity or struggle to gain access to fresh food, a Pop Up Pantry has been established. Sponsored by the Petrie Foundation, a limited supply of fresh groceries are available to students in need at no cost. The first Pop Up Pantry will be held on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 beginning at 11:00 a.m. in the Multi-Purpose room (NVC 1-107). Students are encouraged to bring tote bags, freezer packs or insulated bags to transport the groceries. Items such as milk, eggs, bread, rice, chicken will be available, as well as basic need items such as hats, gloves and toiletries will also be available. Supplies are limited.