The FIT Food Pantry is a direct response to the State University of New York (SUNY) system initiative to provide students with more immediate resources to fight food insecurity. SUNY & FIT recognize that due to the rising cost of attending College our students are struggling to balance the costs of personal necessities such as food while paying for tuition, textbooks, and art supplies, just to name a few. The Food Pantry was put in place to help students thrive as they complete and obtain their degrees from FIT.
How to Use the Food Pantry
The Food Pantry will continue its operation for Spring 2021 with adjusted hours that are by appointment only for food pick-up request. It can only be accessed by FIT students who are currently enrolled (full-time or part-time) in a degree program at the College. The food pantry staff will be checking the enrollment status of students accessing the pantry.
Students can access this pantry to pick up food based on the meal(s) they require for that day. All students who access the space will be required to complete a brief intake form this will be required the first time at each semester they make a request for Food Pantry items. A Food Pantry staff member will contact the student to create a personalized food package with an appointment to pick up the food at the pantry. After this, students will be need to schedule an appointment with the Food Pantry staff each time they request food. Your information will be kept as private as possible.
Please follow the steps below to make a request for food from the FIT Food Pantry:
- Complete the Intake Form.
- Upon receipt of this form, a staff member will contact you to have a discussion with you and to ask any follow up questions.
- Your food will be packaged and available for pick up at Coed Residence Hall. A staff member will contact you to let you know that the items are ready for pick up.
For students who may have a greater need, we hope you will take a look at our listing of local resources.
Products offered in the pantry are based on availability.
If you have any questions, please email [email protected].
Local Food Pantries
For a list of local food pantries, visit the Local Food Pantries resources page.
You may also be eligible for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Benefits. SNAP Application: 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.
The FIT Food Pantry is brought to you by FIT Student Success: The Department of Student Life, Health Services, Residential Life, and The Dean of Students Office. Donations to the Food Pantry have been made possible by the generosity of the FIT community and Aramark.