Food Insecurity Resources for Students

What is food insecurity? Contrary to popular belief, there is a huge difference between “hunger” and “food insecure.” Hunger is associated with not having food, nor access to food. Food insecurity is having access to food, but not necessarily knowing where that next meal will come from.

SUNY Empire state college has partnered with the SUNY Food Insecurity Task Force and several organizations around the state, to bring our students healthy food options, especially to those in need. Please look for your county below with the corresponding organization that can provide you with assistance. If you have any questions at any time, please reach out to healthandwellness@esc.edu

Are you in the immediate Capital District (Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, or Schenectady Counties)? Please check out The Food Pantries for the Capital District. The Food Pantries of the Capital District represent over 60 different food pantries, and are a phenomenal resource to our community. They can be reached at www.thefoodpantries.org or (518) 458-1167. 

CommunityResource
  • Bronx County
  • Kings County
  • New York County
  • Queens County
  • Richmond County

City Harvest- Food Pantry Locator

Food Bank for New York City- Food Pantry Locator

  • Westchester County
Feeding Westchester- Food Pantry Locator 
  • Cayuga County
  • Chenango County
  • Cortland County
  • Herkimer County
  • Jefferson County
  • Lewis County
  • Madison County
  • Oneida County
  • Onondaga County
  • Oswego County
  • St. Lawrence County
Food Bank of Central New York- Food Pantry Locator
  • Broome County
  • Chemung County
  • Schuyler County
  • Steuben County
  • Tioga County
Food Bank of the Southern Tier- Food Pantry Locator
  • Cattaraugus County
  • Chautauqua County
  • Erie County
  • Niagara County
Food Bank of Western New York- Food Pantry Locator
  • Allegany County
  • Genesee County
  • Livingston County
  • Monroe County
  • Ontario Couny
  • Orleans County
  • Seneca County
  • Wayne County
  • Wyoming County
  • Yates County
Foodlink- Food Pantry Locator
  • Nassau County
  • Suffolk County

Island Harvest- Food Pantry Locator

Long Island Cares- Food Pantry Locator

  • Albany County
  • Clinton County
  • Columbia County
  • Delaware County
  • Dutchess County
  • Essex County
  • Franklin County
  • Fulton County
  • Greene Count
  • Hamilton County
  • Montgomery County
  • Orange County
  • Otsego County
  • Putnam County
  • Rensselaer County
  • Rockland County
  • Saratoga County
  • Schenectady County
  • Schoharie County
  • Sullivan County
  • Ulster County
  • Warren County
  • Washington County

Regional Foodbank of North East New York- Food Pantry Locator

Questions?

We’re here to help.

SUNY Empire State College’s Division of Student Affairs is a partner in your successful college experience.

518-587-2100, ext. 2201