A variety of foods in jars

Food Pantry

A Green Apple with the words Food Pantry next to it

Recognizing the challenges associated with food insecurity, Farmingdale State College proudly opens its Food Pantry doors during the Spring 2022 semester. 

The Food Pantry offers healthy food selections to all current Farmingdale State College community members experiencing hunger. The FSC Food Pantry is a judgment-free place for community members in need of assistance. The aid received from the Food Pantry is not a long-term fix but a bi-weekly resource for food insecurity.

If a Farmingdale State College Community member needs more long-term assistance, below is a list of local resources. 

All personal information regarding the food recipients will be kept confidential. 


Understanding Food Insecurity

What is food insecurity? Food insecurity is a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life. It is important to note that though hunger and food insecurity are closely related, they are two distinct concepts. Hunger refers to a personal, physical sensation of discomfort, while food insecurity refers to a lack of available financial resources for food at the household level. - Feeding America


Community Eligibility

  • The pantry is open to all currently enrolled Farmingdale State College students, faculty, and staff.
  • A valid FSC RAM ID # and FSC email are required.
  • Food Pantry users must complete a brief order form.

Pantry Process

Order forms are only available online. Our goal is to provide individuals using the food pantry confidentiality. When the order is submitted, a code number will be assigned for the individual to use to identify the order at pick up. FSC Community members must complete their intake form by the deadlines listed below to ensure their order is fulfilled. 

Food Pantry Deadlines

Ordered By Date

Pick Up Date

We will have one more pick up this Month.  Check back on Monday, 5/9 for order details.   May 16
Green Apple with FSC logo on it
Order Online
Ordering is now closed for the last Spring 2022 pick up. Please contact foodpantry@farmingdale.edu for more information.

All order forms must be submitted by the above deadlines to be available for that scheduled pick-up date. If you are unable to meet your scheduled pick up time, please contact us at foodpantry@farmingdale.edu

You will receive a confirmation email before pick-up day.

Order Pick Up

The Farmingdale Food Pantry is located at the Periodicals Department in Greenley Library (second floor). You will go to the door with the green apple, and someone will be there to hand you your order. 

Your confirmation email will include the scheduled date and time for pick-up.


Local Resources

Health and Wellness Department

The INN in Hempstead

St. Killian's Food Pantry
Local Farmingdale residents only. 

SUNY Food Security

SNAP Eligibility
You may also be eligible for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Benefits. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a government program that issues electronic benefits that can be used like cash to purchase food. SNAP helps low-income working people, senior citizens, the disabled, and others feed their families.

Last Modified 5/6/22