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 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. After this, students can access the food pantry as needed. A Food Pantry staff member will contact the student to see if the student needs to be connected with other on-campus resources. 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.
- Visit the FIT Food Pantry in Room A-737 when you need a meal.
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].
The FIT Food Pantry is located in Room A-737 on the 7th floor of David Dubinsky Student Center.
Please note that if the Food Pantry door (A-737) is closed or locked during normal business hours, please visit the Office of Student Life in A-713 and a staff member will be happy to assist you.
Local Food Pantries
For a list of local food pantries, visit the NYC Food Bank website or take a look at our listing of local resources.
SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Benefits
As a student here at FIT, 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.
The following programs offered at FIT are considered as "qualified career and technical education programs" for the purposes of SNAP eligibility:
- Fashion Business Management 5004, AAS
- Digital Still Photography 5007, CERT
- Advertising and Marketing Communications 5008, AAS
- Cad for Fashion Designers: Art 5012, CERT
- Communication Design Foundation 5012, AAS
- Draping Techniques 5012, CERT
- Fashion Design 5012, AAS
- Footwear & Accessories Design 5012, AAS
- Gemology 5012, CERT
- Haute Couture 5012, CERT
- Illustration 5012, AAS
- Interior Design 5012, AAS
- Jewelry Design 5012, AAS
- Ladies Tailoring Techniques 5012, CERT
- Leather Apparel 5012, CERT
- Menswear 5012, AAS
- Millinery Techniques 5012, CERT
- Patternmaking 5012, CERT
- Performance Athletic Footwear 5012, AAS
- Photography & Related Media 5012, CERT
- Sustainable Packaging Design 5012, CERT
- Textile/Surface Design 5012, AAS
- Production Management: Fashion & Related Industries 5099, AAS
- Textile Development & Marketing 5313, AAS
Complete the Student Verification of Enrollment form and submit it with your SNAP application. This verifies that you are enrolled in one of the eligible programs. If you have questions, the Registrar's Office can help identify currently eligible students and help you access and complete these forms. Click here for the form the Registrar's Office must complete and needs to be part of your SNAP application.
If you wish to donate to the FIT Food Pantry, please email [email protected].