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Pantry access during COVID-19
To lessen the risk of exposure and ensure the safety of students and the staff, we have moved to an online ordering process. Students can place an order once a week and pick up their pre-bagged items in the lobby of Rockefeller Center (RC).
Mandatory Online Ordering
Our online ordering form, linked below, will require students’ first name (for pickup purposes), B number and a choice of day/time for pick up. Food pantry staff will bag the items and have them ready at the requested pickup time.
To ensure our inventory is up to date on the online ordering form, the form will be available each week beginning Friday at 5 p.m. for the following week’s orders. We strongly suggest students submit the form Friday through Sunday — most items will be replenished at the beginning of the week and will be granted first come, first served based on when the form is submitted.
Email us if you are unable to pick up your items or have any questions. We appreciate your cooperation during this unprecedented time.
Why we offer a pantry
Food insecurity has increasingly become an issue on college and university campuses and can pose a significant barrier to student success. Many students come to campus with limited resources and little experience managing their needs. Hunger makes it difficult to study, sleep, or engage in academics and social activities at the same level as peers. If our students' physiological needs aren't being met, it ultimately decreases the chances of meeting their full potential and their overall experience at Binghamton University. The pantry is equipped to provide a variety of food and personal care items for our students in need.
How to use the pantry
The pantry serves as a temporary, judgement-free respite for students facing hard times, such as running short of money for the month, or facing emergency situations. If students find themselves needing more long-term assistance, they are encouraged to take advantage of the services offered by the CARE Team in the Office of the Dean of Students.
Students who wish to access the pantry are welcome during food pantry scheduled hours. Please check in with food pantry staff in RC-162 in the Rockefeller Center. Staff will accompany you to the pantry in RC-168.
Spring food drive
A spring food drive for the campus food pantry is going on now through March 31! Specific items can be purchased online.
Donate to the pantry
We are sustained by the generosity of our donors. We seek donations of perishable and non-perishable food items as well as personal care items and small household items. Those who wish to donate to the pantry can drop off items during open hours. For more information, contact the pantry at email@example.com!
The pantry is currently in need of the following items:
- Canned fruits like peaches, pineapple, pears (not fruit cocktail)
- Canned soup — chicken and beef varieties (not "Cream of")
- Crackers (Ritz, Wheat Thins, etc.)
- Boxed or dried milk
- Juices (apple, orange, grape, cranberry)
- Pasta sauce
- Frozen meals
- Microwave popcorn — individual packets
- Condiments — ketchup, mayo, mustard, pickles, BBQ sauce, etc.
- SNAP benefits: eligibility and how to apply.
- Visit local pantries and soup kitchens in the Greater Binghamton area.
- Free produce is also distributed locally. Find out more via the Binghamton Food Rescue website and Facebook page.
- Have a bunch of ingredients, but you don't know what to make? Check out supercook.com — type in the ingredients that you have and find creative recipes you can make with them!
- Find, share and save recipes at:
We are currently located in RC-168 in the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center (connected to Hinman Collegiate Center).
Summer pickup hours:
- Tuesday: 2–4 p.m.
- Friday: 3–4 p.m.
Please come at the time you selected on the online ordering form.