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!
Location100 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
NOTE: IF STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY CANCELS CLASSES ON A GIVEN DAY, THE PANTRY WILL ALSO BE CLOSED THAT DAY.
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:
West CampusHuman 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
FSA - Union, Rm. 250
Computing Center, Rm. 100
UUP Office, S5415 Melville Library
Stony Brook MedicineEAP - 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)