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Welcome to the Binghamton University Food Pantry!
Welcome to the Binghamton University Food Pantry, member of the Food Bank of the Southern Tier. We are a temporary, judgment-free place for students facing hard times, such as running short of money for the month or other emergency situations.
Pantry access during COVID-19
To lessen the risk of exposure and ensure the safety of students and the staff, the pantry uses an online ordering process. Students can place an order once a week and pick up their pre-bagged items at the Food Pantry in the Iroquois Commons/CIW Dining Hall, first level (just above the steps leading down to the dining hall).
The pantry is located across from The Union and Union bus stop (see our map for exact location). Walk through Lot Q and up the driveway. The entrance to the Iroquois Commons is under the bridge on the left. Once inside, come up the ramp and the pantry is just above the steps that lead down to the dining hall.
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 pickup. Food pantry staff will bag the items and have them ready at the requested pickup time.
The Food Pantry offers pickup times four days a week. Please submit your order AT LEAST 24 hours prior to the pickup day you request on the form. Note: You will NOT receive a confirmation or reminder of the date and time you requested to pick up, so make sure to alert your calendar on the date and time you selected. The online ordering form will be available each Friday beginning at 5 p.m. for the following week’s orders. This allows us to make any changes or updates to the form based on the current inventory.
Email us if you are unable to pick up your items or have any questions. We appreciate your cooperation.
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 them 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.
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 items off during open hours. For more information, contact the pantry at email@example.com!
The pantry is currently in need of the following:
- Spiral notebooks
- Pens and pencils
- Coconut and almond milk
- Cooking oil (one-person portion size)
- Juices: apple, orange, grape, cranberry
- Paper towels
- Dish soap (one-person portion size)
- Fruit snacks (snack-size individual packets)
- Laundry pods (that we can portion)
- Tissue boxes
- Sugar packets
Statewide and national affiliations
- Broome County Council of Churches, Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW)
- Broome County Food Council
- College and University Food Bank Alliance
- Food Bank of the Southern Tier
- Higher Education Institutions (HEI) Food Secuirty Initiatives
- Swipe Out Hunger
- Food Bank of the Southern Tier
- 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!
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Food Pantry hours:
Food pantry hours the week of Oct.11:
- Monday: Noon–4 p.m.
- Tuesday: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
- Wednesday: Noon–5 p.m.
- Thursday and Friday: CLOSED
The online ordering form will be available at 5 p.m. each Friday for ordering the following week. We request students fill out the order form at least 24 hours prior to pickup. The form will ask you to specify the day you will be picking up.