Food insecurity is a problem for college students everywhere. And on the TC3 campus it is especially acute. The college community has responded with two food pantries this week on campus: The TC3 Food Pantry in Room 114 (open all week), and the Mobile Food Pantry on March 29th in D Lot. See below for full details.
The TC3 Food Pantry is open this week! The purpose of the Pantry is to provide non-perishable food items to students in need. Students need only to show their TC3 ID to use the Pantry to receive food items. Please note that the Pantry can supply a meal’s worth of food, not a week’s worth of groceries at this time.
Location: room 114
Hours: During the first two weeks, the TC3 Food Pantry will be mostly open during operational hours. Please stop by to check it out and encourage students to do so as well.
Jackie Boyce, a SUNY Cortland Health Education intern, will be staffing the Food Pantry and answering any questions you may have.
The Nutrition and Fitness subcommittee of the Wellness Council is still taking donations. Drop off sites are in both faculty suites, the adjunct office, Health Services, and in Enrollment Services.
Mobile Food Pantry: Tuesday March 29, D-LOT, 12pm to 1pm – This is free food for anyone who needs it.
There are no forms to complete and you do not have to ‘qualify’ to receive the food. You just need to leave your name and be willing to give us your phone number and age of everyone in your household/res hall room. (This is just for required data reporting for the funding that supports the mobile food truck.)
Bring bags with you and be prepared to refrigerate food – most of it will be dairy or produce items.
Any member of the TC3 community (faculty, staff, or student) is eligible.
Some additional information:
-D-Lot is off of Panther Drive – the intersection of Panther and Farview – if you take the main road all the way past all of the parking lots, turn right at the stop sign, continue straight past the athletic fields, and go straight at the next stop sign you will see the parking lot on your left.
-You are able to pick up food for yourself and one other person. You also can have someone else get food for you if you are not able to be there.
-The mobile food truck will also be on campus on April 25.