Food Pantries on Campus

State launches initiative at colleges

By the end of the fall semester, every State University of New York and the City University of New York campus will have a food pantry to assist students who may not have enough to eat, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement. (Many schools already have pantries, including Dutchess Community College.)

The pantry at Dutchess Community College (SUNY photo)

According to one study of hunger on campus, about 25 percent of students at community colleges are “food insecure,” along with 20 percent at four-year schools.