Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 86.33
Liaison Lisa Kilgore
Submission Date March 1, 2024

STARS v2.2

Cornell University
IN-14: Food Bank

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Sarah Carson
Director, Campus Sustainability Office
FS - Energy & Sustainability
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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:
The Cornell Food Pantry, an initiative to help address food insecurity at Cornell.

The Cornell Food Pantry's current hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays 4-7pm, Wednesdays and Fridays 10am-1pm, and Sundays 12-3pm. (Hours may vary during breaks.)

The Cornell Food Pantry has seen significantly increased participation over the past few semesters, and is serving more students, staff, and faculty than ever before. As such, we've been running out of some items more quickly than we're able to replenish them at times.

In order to equitably serve as many people as possible, we are implementing some new limits per person, per visit on high-demand items, and we're adjusting the points "price" for certain items to better reflect recent cost increases for these foods.

Under state guidelines, Cornell students, staff, and faculty are eligible to have access to the Cornell Food Pantry if their total household incomes are at or below 200% of federal poverty guidelines, or if they participate in any assistance programs such as SNAP, WIC, FDPIR, TANF, Medicaid, free or reduced school meals, or SSI. The Cornell Food Pantry does not ask for or expect any proof of eligibility. In addition to online enrollment, there's a paper form provided by New York State that we keep on file as part of our partnership with the Food Bank of the Southern Tier. You can fill it out on your first visit to the Food Pantry.

Contact Info: foodpantry@cornell.edu


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