Food Pantry

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

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

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:
  • Personal care items — tissues, deodorant, shampoo, razors, toilet paper
  • Condiments — ketchup, mayo, mustard, pickles, BBQ sauce, salad dressing, etc.
  • Kitchen staples — sugar, flour, olive oil, spices, small sized salt and pepper shakers
  • High-protein non-perishables — nuts, trail mix, beans, canned chicken, protein bars
  • Cereal other than Cheerios and Chex (we have lots of those)
  • Crackers
  • Boxed or dried milk
  • Juice, Gatorade, etc.
  • Canned fruit or fruit cups
  • Gluten free and Kosher
  • School supplies
  • Spices
  • Different kinds of sauces
  • Microwave popcorn — individual packets


Contact us



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


  • Monday
    10 a.m–2 p.m.
  • Tuesday/Thursday
    10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    1:30–4 p.m.
  • Wednesday/Friday
    10 a.m.–4 p.m.

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