A variety of foods in jars

Food Pantry

A Green Apple with the words Food Pantry next to it

The Farmingdale State College Food Pantry is open for its 3rd semester this Spring, 2023.  We are thankful for the support provided by Island Harvest and Auxiliary Services Corporation.

The Food Pantry offers healthy food selections to all current Farmingdale State College community members experiencing hunger, and 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, see the list of local resources below. 

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

Contact us at foodpantry@farmingdale.edu

Convenient Location

The FSC Food Pantry is located in Greenley Room 114, near the main floor elevator entrance. Look for the door with the green apple sign. 

Community Eligibility

  • The pantry is open to all Farmingdale State College students, faculty, and staff.
  • A valid FSC Student/Staff ID card is required.
  • Food Pantry users must complete a brief intake form when they come to pick up items.

Pantry Pick Up 

Members of the FSC community can visit once every other week to pick up items in person.  You will be able to select items from our inventory.  **Please bring your own reusable bags!!**


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


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 1/18/23