Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 85.42
Liaison Lisa Kilgore
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

Cornell University
IN-14: Food Bank

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50
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Does the institution host a food bank, pantry, or equivalent resource focused on alleviating food insecurity, hunger and poverty among students?:

A brief description of the food bank, pantry, or equivalent resource:

Anabel’s Grocery is a student-run, student-focused food pantry and food insecurity hub which provides fresh, nutritious and affordable food for all Cornell students. Through Anabel's store and educational programs, the center provides information about the connection between quality food, health, justice and sustainability. By collaborating with diverse student organizations and local food producers, our student-run, nonprofit food store is a learning lab dedicated to creating an equitable and ecologically-sound food system. https://www.anabelsgrocery.org/

The Coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic turmoil have left more and more members of the community looking for help feeding themselves and their families. This year, a new partnership of Cornell University, the Greater Ithaca Activities Center, and the Food Bank of the Southern Tier launched a new food pantry offering free food to those in need every Tuesday and Thursday. Cornell opened a new food pantry on campus last fall, and the school has committed to keeping that open through the semester despite the decision to cancel in-person classes and send most students home. The Cornell Food Pantry, located at 109 McGraw Place central to the main campus, is an initiative to help address food insecurity at Cornell. Free, confidential access to food and personal care items is available to Cornell undergraduate and graduate students, as well as Cornell staff and faculty.

Website URL where information about the food bank is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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