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Who can use the Food Pantry?

Anyone with a Stony Brook University ID card can use our Food Pantry, including students, staff, and faculty. Please bring your Stony Brook University ID card with you to use our Food Pantry!


What is the Food Pantry experience like?

When you arrive to our Food Pantry, you will complete a brief intake and request form. In order to maintain health and safety, please bring a mobile device so you can complete the form. The form is not used to determine eligibility. We use the form to gather information, which we use to best serve guests of our Food Pantry.

Once the intake and request form is completed, guests will receive a bag of food items based on their request. If you have a food allergy or a dietary restriction, you will be asked to note this as part of the form so we can best accommodate your needs.


Food Pantry Staff


The purpose of the SBU Food Pantry is to maintain a functioning food pantry to serve students of Stony Brook University and the Stony Brook University community that are at risk of food insecurity. The SBU Food Pantry’s goal is to service as many people as possible to ensure that those in need of a reliable and stable food source have a place to go to combat food insecurity. The SBU Food Pantry will provide the most essential food items to assure that food insecure populations on campus are indeed benefiting from this resource.

Affiliated departments and student organizations
The SBU Food Pantry is a joint project of the Division of Campus Residences and the School of Health Technology and Management. The following Stony Brook organizations are partners of the SBU Food Pantry, and have made invaluable contributions towards the establishment and functioning of the pantry:

  • Community Service Club
  • Commuter Student Association                
  • Faculty Student Association
  • Graduate Student Organization
  • National Residence Hall Honorary
  • Non-Traditional Students/Adult Learners Association
  • Residence Hall Association
  • SBU Health and Nutrition Club
  • Student Health Services
  • Undergraduate Student Government


In June 2013, the SBU Food Pantry joined the College and University Food Bank Alliance (CUFBA). CUFBA is a professional organization consisting of campus-based programs focused on alleviating food insecurity, hunger, and poverty among college and university students in the United States. 

Types of food we supply:*

Canned beans
Canned chicken breast
Canned tuna
Dried Fruit
Fruit Preserves
Granola Bars
Peanut butter

*The food items we supply are subject to change.