Dear Students,

Welcome to the Fall 2023 Semester! The Office of Student Life would like to inform you that the CSI Food Pantry is an available resource for all our registered students throughout the year.  If you or a CUNY student you know is having difficulties finding food to eat, CSI has a non-perishable food pantry that was created to help provide assistance for our currently enrolled students.  The food pantry will be available this semester to our campus community on Wednesday’s and Friday’s by appointment from 10:30am – 1:00pm.  In addition to our traditional items, we have a few select Kosher and Halal offerings for our students by request.

In order to make an appointment, please fill out the link below and someone from the Office of Student Life will contact you to confirm. Appointments must be made by 5:00 pm on the Tuesday or Thursday, the day before your appointment.  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  

​​CSI Food Pantry Appointment:

​​If you are not able to get to campus, there are a few food pantries here on Staten Island that are open and available to you and your family.  

​​1. Project Hospitality – 514 Bay Street, Staten Island 10301
​​Hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00am – 11:00am (Pantry)
​​Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30am – 1:00pm (Grab and Go Soup Kitchen)

​​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: Tuesday and Friday 10:00am – 1:00pm (Food Pantry)
​​Monday 3:00pm – 4:00pm & Wednesday 12:00pm – 1:00pm (Soup Kitchen)

​​4. Community Health Action of Staten Island – 2134 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island 10302 
​​Hours: Tuesday 10:00am – 2:00pm, Wed. 12:00 – 4:00pm, Friday 2:00 – 6:00pm,
​​Saturday 10:00am -2:00pm

​​5. Reform Church of Prince’s Bay – 239 Seguine Ave, Staten Island, NY, 10309
​​Hours: ​Sunday 5:00pm – 6:00pm

​​6. Bethel United Methodist Church – 7033 Amboy Road, Staten Island, NY 10307
​​Hours: Tuesday 2:15pm – 3:00pm

​​7. Assumption-St. Paul Catholic Church Soup Kitchen – 15 Webster Avenue, New Brighton
​​Hours: Sunday from 5:30pm – 6:30pm (Hot Grab and Go Meals available)

​​8. Christian Pentecostal – 900 Richmond Road, Staten Island, NY 10304
​​Hours: Tuesday’s from 3:00pm – 7:00pm

​​9. City Harvest Mobil Market – 22 Roxbury Street, Staten Island, NY 10303
​​Hours: First Wednesday & Third Saturday of the Month from 9:30am – 11:30am

10. The Joan & Alan Bernikow JCC Kosher and Halal Food Pantry

To make an appointment, please call 718-475-5200 x 1159

​​Also, see list below for food resources available to all New Yorkers.
​​​​Food Assistance: 

​​Staten Island Hunger Task Force It is the mission of the Staten Island Hunger Task Force to advocate for the needs of food-insecure families and individuals and not-for-profit emergency feeding programs in order to ensure that hunger needs are met in the borough of Staten Island. 

​​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!


 Robert King Kee

Coordinator, Student Leadership Development

College of Staten Island / CUNY

2800 Victory Blvd., Campus Ctr. 1C-201

Staten Island, NY 10314

718-982-3119 – phone

Pronouns: He/Him/His

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