Food Pantry

Assistance needed

At this uncertain time, we know many Binghamton students need our help now more than ever. The Food Pantry will remain open at Rockefeller Center, Room 162. Hours may vary, so please continue to check this page, as well as our Facebook and Instagram pages. If you have any questions, please email us at

In order to continue to replenish items, we need your help. Please consider:

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.

Food pantry location

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

Donate funds


Donate items

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!

The pantry is currently in need of the following items:
  • Canned fruits like peaches, pineapple, pears (not fruit cocktail)
  • Bread
  • Crackers (Ritz, Wheat Thins, etc.)
  • Boxed or dried milk
  • Juices (apple, orange, grape, cranberry)
  • Cereal
  • Pasta sauce
  • Frozen meals
  • Microwave popcorn — individual packets
  • Condiments — ketchup, mayo, mustard, pickles, BBQ sauce, etc.


Contact us



We are currently located in RC-168 in the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center (connected to Hinman Collegiate Center).

Hours for the week of April 6

  • Monday, Tuesday and Friday
    11 a.m.–2 p.m.

  • Check in at Rockefeller Center RC-162

Please check back each morning after 8:30 a.m. to find out the hours for the day.

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