We hope that this message finds you well during this trying time. The Office of Student Life would like to remind you that the CSI Food Pantry remains an available resource.

If you or a student you know is having difficulties finding food to eat during this challenging time, CSI has a non-perishable Food Pantry that was created to help provide assistance for our students.  At this time, the pantry remains available to our Campus Community by appointment only.  

The Food Pantry appointment hours will be from 10:30am to 1:00pm on Wednesdays and Fridays. If you need to make an appointment, please fill out the online link and someone from the Office of Student Life will contact you.  

Please note, if the dates and times listed above do not work for your schedule or if you have any questions, please feel free to email us at studentlife@csi.cuny.edu

CSI Food Pantry Appointment: In addition, if you are not able to get to campus, there are a couple of food pantries here on Staten Island that are open and available to you and your family. The April 2020 Schedule for the Community Health Action Mobile Food Pantry is also online.

1.  Project Hospitality – 514 Bay Street, Staten Island 10301; Hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00am – 11:00am.

2.  El Centro / Faith Methodist Church – 221 Heberton Avenue (Entrance Red Door on Castleton Ave.) Staten Island, 10302; Hours:  Thursdays from 5:00pm – 7:30pm 

3.  Stapleton UAME Church – 49 Tompkins Avenue, Staten Island 10304; Hours: Fridays from 10:00am – noon.

4.  Community Health Action of Staten Island –  2134 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island 10302; Hours: Tues., 10:00 am – 2:00pm, Wed., noon – 4:00pm, Fri., 2:00pm – 6:00pm, Sat., 10:00am -2:00pm.

Also, see the list below for food resources available to all New Yorkers:

Food Bank of NYC: In light of ongoing developments around COVID-19, some emergency food providers have temporarily suspended normal operations and have switched to “grab and go” meals and pantry bags to minimize the risk of exposure. Many others, however, remain open and this Website will help you find pantries near your home address.  

Plentiful App:  Plentiful is a free app that you can download to locate pantries in your neighborhood. As the ongoing developments around COVID-19 are changing rapidly, please be sure to confirm hours of operation by calling before you visit.  

FoodHelp NYC: This site provides a map of food pantries and community kitchens located throughout the five boroughs. Please, call first.

By Carol Brower