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NCCC Student Campus Pantry

Fundraising Campaign

The NCCC Student Campus Pantry was originally established in fall 2016. It was developed to distribute quality and nutritious emergency food to NCCC students. It also works to raise awareness surrounding hunger issues and food insecurity, especially experienced by low-income college students. In addition, it encourages student engagement in turn fostering a sense of community and service to peers on campus.

As the needs of our students continue to grow, so does the need for support. Our goal is to raise at least $5,000 in donations to be utilized towards purchasing fresh food such as; meat, dairy, vegetables, and fruit – along with providing the tools necessary to run a pantry with the addition of new cold storage units. The funds will also offer additional benefits to students such as dietary accommodations, increased inventory, and a safe space for Food Support Networks.

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Making a Donation

Your donation will impact an NCCC student by feeding them for either a week, month, semester, or even a full year! Your donation will offer our students 3 full meals per day while attending school. Although the College strives to support all of our Thunderwolves, they still need your help. Please donate today!

$50

1 Week

$200

1 Month

$750

1 Semester

$1,500

1 Year

Other

Any Amount

Choose Specific Amount to Donate

Why Donate?

Food insecurity is the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.

SUNY Community College Statistics

48%

Food insecurity in the last 30 days.

54%

Hungry, but didn’t have enough money to eat.

45%

Unable to study/focus because they were hungry.

NCCC Statistics

85%

Receive Financial Aid

35%

Considered Non-Traditional

Benefits to our Students

"The NCCC Student Campus Pantry has always been a place that I can depend on when I am in need, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. The variety of products that they offered including, spaghetti, shampoo, soap, snacks, tuna, and so much more were reliable resources that greatly improved my living conditions. I am incredibly thankful for the work of the NCCC staff who are always attentive with problem-solving and considerate of our needs. Thank you for providing us, the NCCC students, with this opportunity to fuel our education with the proper nutrients."

Eduardo Delgado-FuentesNCCC Nursing Student

"The majority of NCCC Housing Students can only afford one meal per day on their meal cards. This is why a Campus Pantry is so vital to our students’ success.”

Julia PitmanNCCC Vice President of Student Services
  • Fully accommodate dietary/religious restrictions such as; gluten-free, vegan, Halal, Kosher, vegetarian, etc.
  • Increase inventory of food items for young children such as; formula, baby food, diapers, etc.
  • Increase inventory of toiletry items such as; shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, feminine products, toilet paper, etc.
  • Larger space for students to feel comfortable while shopping throughout the pantry
  • Larger storage space for additional shelving and refrigeration
  • Private space for students to meet in regards to Food Support Networks such as; SNAP Benefits, government assistance, etc.
  • Workspace to properly track temperature logs, sort donations, mark expiration dates, take inventory, etc.

Other Ways to Donate

Donations can also be made over the phone, by mail, or in person. Please call us at 716-614-6255 to make your donation on the phone via credit card. Checks can also be made out to the College Association of NCCC and mailed to the following: NCCC Student Life – Attn: Campus Pantry, 3111 Saunders Settlement Rd. Sanborn, NY 14132. Monetary donations made in-person can be accepted inside the NCCC Student Life Office located in G-243.

In addition to monetary donations, the NCCC Campus Pantry can also accept non-perishable food items. *

Our students would greatly appreciate any of the following items:

  • Breakfast Items (Pancake Mix, Granola Bars, Cereal, etc.)
  • Gluten-Free and Vegan Items
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Pasta (Spaghetti, Penne, Elbows, etc)
  • Quick Meals (Mac n’ Cheese, Spaghetti O’s, Ramen, etc.)

*The NCCC Campus Pantry cannot accept perishable items due to food safety. Please note, when donating items, check the expiration dates prior to dropping off.

Non-perishable food items can be delivered to:

Gretchen Mittelstaedt
Office: A-201, 8am – 4pm Weekdays
3111 Saunders Settlement Rd
Sanborn, NY 14132

All College Donation

Questions?

Molly Cole
Technical Assistant, Student Life
mcole@niagaracc.suny.edu
716-614-6263

Allison Korta
Assistant Director, Foundation/Alumni Association
akorta@niagaracc.suny.edu
716-614-6231

Heather Trumble
Technical Assistant, Student Life
hlsaba@niagaracc.suny.edu
716-614-6218

For More Information on the Campus Pantry

The Campus Pantry is located in G-245. If you are interested in placing an order, you will have the option to place either an online order or come to the pantry to “shop” in person. Online orders will offer randomly selected items, shopping in person will allow you to personalize your selection.