Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.15
Liaison Mary Ellen Mallia
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2023

STARS v2.2

University at Albany
IN-14: Food Bank

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Mary Ellen Mallia
Director of Environmental Sustainability
Finance and Business
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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?:
Yes

A brief description of the food bank, pantry, or equivalent resource:
The Purple Pantry is stocked with a variety of non-perishable foods, fresh produce and toiletries. It is open to all current UAlbany students, faculty and staff. UAlbany community members can come to the pantry once per month, or as needed. They will be provided up to four days’ worth of food. In addition to providing immediate food necessities, the Purple Pantry hosts programs designed to assist students with meeting their basic needs. These programs include screenings for WIC/SNAP benefits, nutritionist consultations, financial management and other initiatives.

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