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The SBU Food Pantry provides food items for food-insecure students, staff, and faculty on Stony Brook’s campus. We’ve stocked our shelves with a range of healthful options for those in need of supplemental food. Please pay us a visit!


100 Circle Road, Gray College, ITS Center, Room A09

Stony Brook, NY 11790

Hours of Operation

Fall & Spring semesters: Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, 7:30 PM–10:30 PM;

Friday afternoons, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM new!

Summer: Wednesdays, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

The SBU Food Pantry is now open for the fall 2015 semester! Please note the pantry will be closed on the following days:

Tuesday, September 8th

Wednesday, November 25th

Friday, November 27th

For information regarding handicap accessibility please contact ITSCenter@stonybrook.edu/ or          call 631-632-4914 



Anyone with a Stony Brook University ID card can utilize the pantry: students, staff, and faculty. Please bring your ID card with you to utilize the pantry services!


What to Expect

Pantry guests complete a brief intake form in order to receive food from the pantry. This form is NOT used to determine eligibility. The purpose of the form is to gather information so that we can best serve pantry guests.

Once the intake form is completed, pantry guests receive a bag of food. If you have a food allergy or a dietary restriction, please ask us about making a substitution for certain items you cannot eat.

News & Announcements

EAP and UUP are conducting a food drive to benefit the SBU Food Pantry, now through the end of November! Here is a list of preferred items for donation and a list of drop-off locations - thank you for your help!

At this point in time, the SBU Food Pantry can only accept non-perishable food donations. Based on student feedback, the SBU Food Pantry endeavors to offer the campus community healthy food options. When considering making your donation to the pantry, please keep in mind this list of preferred items:

  • Canned protein
  • Cereal (under 7 grams of sugar, at least 3 grams of fiber)
  • Dried fruit with no added sugar
  • Fruit canned in water or juice (not syrup)
  • Fruit preserves
  • Instant oatmeal
  • Low-sodium soups
  • Nuts
  • Peanut butter
  • Seeds/trail mixes
  • Unsweetened applesauce
  • Whole grain granola bars
  • Other healthful items that can be distributed to individuals

Drop-Off Locations:

West Campus

Human Resource Services - 390 Administration Building
EAP Office - W0505  Frank Ward  Melville Jr. Library
Office of the Dean of Students -Student Activities Center, Suite 222
The InterFaith Center -  Union suite 201, the Hillel Center
University Police
FSA - Union,  Rm. 250
Computing Center, Rm. 100
UUP Office, S5415 Melville Library

Stony Brook Medicine

EAP - University Hospital, Level 5, Rm. 556
CSEA -  University Hospital, Level 5, Rm.  066
UUP - HSC, Level 5 - Rm. 572

Long Island State Veterans Home - Human Resource Services



The SBU Food Pantry can now accept monetary donations! Click here for instructions on how to make your donation!


SBU Food Pantry in the News

Stony Brook campus food pantry opens Wednesday (Newsday - September 18, 2013)

Stony Brook University Sets Up Food Pantry For Needy Students (CBS New York - September 18, 2013)

Food Pantries On The Rise At College Campuses As Tuitions Increase (Associated Press - March 15, 2014)

College Hunger (My Fox NY - July 28, 2014)

More food banks serve hungry college students (CNN Money - November 25, 2014)

Food pantry for needy students opens at Nassau Community College (Newsday - November 7, 2015)

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