The Office of Student Life would like to remind you that the CSI Food Pantry remains an available resource.
Location: 1C – Green Dolphin Lounge
In response to the growing food insecurity challenges that the College of Staten Island students are experiencing, the CSI Food Pantry opened its doors in the spring of 2016. The Food Pantry offers healthy food selections to currently enrolled CSI students who may be experiencing hunger, so that they can focus on their academic studies. The food pantry, located in the Green Dolphin Lounge of the Campus Center (1C), is open several times a month for any currently enrolled CSI student with a valid CSI Dolphin Card. Students in need will also be able to make a confidential appointment to visit the pantry. Students will be provided with various nonperishable items from the food pantry. Students are encouraged to bring their own grocery bag or to reuse the grocery bag they are given upon their initial visit to the pantry. All information about applications to the food program will be kept strictly confidential. Faculty and staff are encouraged to refer students who express a need that could be addressed by using the CSI Food Pantry. For more information about the CSI Food Pantry or to make a confidential appointment, please contact the Office of Student Life at 718.982.3088, STUDENTLIFE@csi.cuny.edu or come by the Office of Student Life in the Campus Center, 1C-201.
If you or a student you know is having difficulties finding food to eat during this challenging time, CSI has a non-perishable Food Pantry that was created to help provide assistance for our students. At this time, the pantry remains available to our Campus Community by appointment only.
The Food Pantry appointment hours will be from 10:30am – 1:00pm on Wednesdays and Fridays. If you need to make an appointment, please fill out the link below and someone from the Office of Student Life will contact you.
Please note, if the dates and times listed above do not work for your schedule or if you have any questions, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CSI Food Pantry Appointment: https://forms.gle/b2Rk9fAHicYREsVDA
In addition, if you are not able to get to campus, there are a couple of food pantrys here on Staten Island that are open and available to you and your family. You can also find the April 2020 Schedule for the Community Health Action Mobile Food Pantry here.
1. Project Hospitality - 514 Bay Street, Staten Island 10301
Hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 - 11:00am.
2. El Centro / Faith Methodist Church - 221 Heberton Avenue (Entrance Red Door on Castleton Ave.) Staten Island, 10302
Hours: Thursdays from 5:00 - 7:30pm
3. Stapleton UAME Church - 49 Tompkins Avenue, Staten Island 10304
Hours: Fridays 10:00am - 12:00pm
4. Community Health Action of Staten Island - 2134 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island 10302
Hours: Tuesday 10:00am - 2:00pm, Wed. 12:00 - 4:00pm, Friday 2:00 – 6:00pm, Saturday 10:00am -2:00pm
Also, see list below for food resources available to all New Yorkers.
- Through the mayor's office and DOE, the Free Meals Program provides free food at 400 locations citywide.
- For those in need, NYC's Nutrition Kitchen food pantries allow anyone to pick up one week of free groceries.
- The Human Resources Administration created FoodHelp NYC to track pantries and community kitchens through a map.
- For New Yorkers with disabilities, food supply and distribution resources
- The City is also providing online food shopping for SNAP recipients.
- CUNY Food pantries at the respective colleges are continuing to provide vital food assistance to students
Food Bank of NYC: https://www.foodbanknyc.org/get-help/
In light of ongoing developments around COVID-19, some emergency food providers have temporarily suspended normal operations and have switched to “grab and go” meals and pantry bags to minimize the risk of exposure. Many others, however remain open and this website will help you find pantries near your home address.
Plentiful App: https://www.plentifulapp.com/ Plentiful is a free app that you can download to locate pantries in your neighborhood. As the ongoing developments around COVID-19 are changing rapidly, please be sure to confirm hours of operation by calling before you visit.
FoodHelp NYC: https://maps.nyc.gov/foodhelp/ This site provides a map of food pantries and community kitchens located throughout the five boroughs. Please, call first!