Not having enough access to food may get in the way of your academic success. At Guttman, we have various resources dedicated to addressing food insecurity. Currently, the community pantry is open every day for you to grab a snack or take non-perishable groceries home. The Connect center also has other programs to provide you with food such as weekly fresh bread, eggs, fruits, and vegetable giveaways and Fresh Direct grocery deliveries.
Guttman students can visit the Guttman Pantry, located in LL 021, and take home a supply of free, non-perishable food items to meet their immediate needs. Visits can occur as often as you’d like!
The Guttman Pantry is currently open for Spring Semester from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday. If you would like to pick up groceries from the Guttman Food Pantry, please follow these steps:
- Walk-in Monday through Friday, 9:30AM to 4:30PM to select your pantry items in LL 021.
- If you prefer to pick up your packed items, email email@example.com to request a pick-up appointment, at least two business days before you want to pick up. Someone from the team will confirm your pick-up date and time. You will be asked to complete a brief online form selecting the specific items you’d like.
- Be sure to always wear a mask when visiting the Pantry and also bring an ID.
Any CUNY student needing help with food resources can contact A CUNY Food Navigator by texting “FOOD” to 855-230-6746
The food pantries at the following campuses are open to all CUNY students and may be more convenient to where you work and live. Please visit their websites for specific instructions or contact the respective offices to confirm details about the pick-up process before going to the campus. Bring your Guttman ID if you visit.
Bronx Community College Food Pantry
Click here to make an appointment
Call 718-289-5179 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions
Loew Hall 1st Floor, Admissions Entrance, 2155 University Avenue, Bronx NY 10453
Hunter College Food Pantry
To make an appointment call: 212-396-6418
Room B103, West Building at 68th Street and Lexington Avenue
Please note, we offer this information as options that are available in NYC and the surrounding areas but the College does not endorse nor recommend any particular food insecurity resource outside of the University.
For more information on NYC food pantries available in your neighborhood during the COVID-19 pandemic please visit https://www.foodpantries.org/ci/ny-new_york
For all of the services below, please be sure to confirm hours of operation by calling before you visit.
Food Help NYC: Track pantries and community kitchens through a map.
Smart Streets NYC: Find a free meal in Manhattan.
Access Nutritious Food: Access Nutritious Food for New York City Emergency Food Programs
Food Bank NYC: Find local pantries near your home address
Plentiful App: Locate pantries in your neighborhood.
Food Availability in Nassau and Suffolk Counties
Feeding America Food Bank Locator: Distributes food through a network of member agencies located in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
Island Harvest Food Bank: Food bank map in Long Island
Food Availability in Westchester County
You may also call 311 for assistance.
Jenerus Online Food Bank
To create a profile and request help funding your Instacart, you must download the Jenerus app.
Food Resources for College Students
Understanding food insecurity among college students and identifying resources to help alleviate hunger.
In addition to more immediate access to food pantries and free meals, Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps, offers a sustainable option for students and their families to obtain groceries in the long term.
If you need assistance with your SNAP application, please set up an appointment for a one-on-one meeting with a member of our team. If you have general questions, feel free to attend our drop-in hours, email, or call us.
What is SNAP?
SNAP is a federal program that provides nutrition benefits via an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card used at grocery stores and retailers to purchase food. You can purchase any food products including bread and cereals, fruits and vegetables, dairy products, meats, fish, and poultry. SNAP does not cover alcohol or tobacco products, hot or prepared foods, or any non-food items such as paper products, medicines, household supplies, or pet food.
Who is Eligible for SNAP?
SNAP eligibility is based on your gross income and family size. You must be a US citizen or a Green Card holder of 5 years to be eligible for SNAP. If you do not meet these requirements but you have a child who was born in the United States, your child may be eligible for SNAP.
Based on new legislation approved by Governor Cuomo in October 2020, eligibility for students has been expanded. Low-income college students engaged at least half-time (6 credits or more per semester) in Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses offered at SUNY, CUNY, comprehensive, technical, or community colleges now may be eligible to apply. At Guttman, students in three of our programs qualify as potentially SNAP-eligible via Perkins/CTE enrollment: Human Services, Business Administration, and Information Technology.
For those who want to apply under the new exception for students enrolled in career and technical education programs, you will need to show that you are enrolled half-time or more at Guttman in one of the programs of study above. CUNY will provide you with an official “CUNY Student Verification of Enrollment” form to include with your SNAP application. Visit this website to see how to download your CUNY Student Verification of Enrollment form.
To learn more information about SNAP and to determine your eligibility, use this flow chart and complete a brief survey at https://tinyurl.com/snapeligible and someone from the Connect Center will follow up with you about the next steps. If you have other questions, please call our office at 646-313-8857 or email us at email@example.com to schedule an appointment. We offer one on one guided support in applying for SNAP if you are eligible.
How Do I apply for SNAP on my own?
You will apply for SNAP through your local Human Resources Administration (HRA) office. To apply online for SNAP benefits, please use this link: https://access.nyc.gov
Please note: many of the following options are only available when the campus is open and operating. Please contact our office if you have questions about specific programs.
- Guttman Grab and Go Snack Bags: Students receive Grab and Go Snack Bags during the day.
- Guttman Healthy Snacks: Students receive Healthy Snacks that can be eaten on the go including yogurts and raw fruit and vegetables.
- Nourish NYC Dairy Boxes: Students can order and pick up refrigerated dairy boxes that include milk, cheese, butter and yogurt.
- Corbin Hill Fresh Produce Program: Students can order and pick up a variety of fresh produce products including fruits and vegetables.
- Guttman Late Night Meals: Microwavable meals are available for students who have evening classes on campus.
- Fresh Direct Program: Student can receive a cart of groceries delivered to their home, one time per month, if they meet certain eligibility requirements.
- Holiday Meal Program: Students can receive a prepared holiday meal package delivered to their home, one time in November or December 2021.
In partnership with GrowNYC, students are provided with free bags of bread, eggs, fruits and vegetables on a weekly basis until supplies last. No application necessary.
The GrowNYC Grocery Giveaway will occur on the following Tuesdays:
5/3, 5/17, 5/24. 5/31, 6/7, 6/14
Look for our Table in the Atrium!
Students can apply to receive a cart from Fresh Direct once a month, delivered to their homes, until supplies last. Limit is $100 per order and includes a $5.99 delivery fee. Before applying, please visit Freshdirect.com to see what is available and build a mock cart.
To request a Fresh Direct delivery complete this form