The NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis is aware that many NYU Students face food insecurity on a daily basis. See this article in Washington Square News and this report by Bridget Murphy and Dr. Niyati Parekh for the NYU Institute of Human Development and Social Change.
To support students, the department has made food available to students in the shared kitchen. Students may help themselves as needed, and are encouraged to provide feedback regarding their food preferences.
Other Resources Available to Students:
NYU Nutritional Support Initiatives: https://www.nyu.edu/students/student-information-and-resources/housing-and-dining/dining/nutritional-support-initiatives.html
Courtesy Meals Program: https://www.nyu.edu/students/student-information-and-resources/courtesy-meals.html
The Courtesy Meals program is a short-term, emergency resource for students facing an unexpected financial situation and are unable to afford meals or groceries.
NYU Wellness Exchange: https://www.nyu.edu/students/health-and-wellness/wellness-exchange.html
The Wellness Exchange is your greatest mental health resource at NYU.
ShareMeals is an app built by an NYU student and a website where students can learn about free food and share meal swipes. The Department now has an account and will be posting here when we have free food available to students.
Swipe it Forward: https://www.nyu.edu/about/leadership-university-administration/university-senate/membership/councils/student-government-assembly/swipe.html
Swipe it Forward is an SGA run program whose mission is to combat food insecurity using donated meal swipes. The program relies on donations; thus, students with meal plans are encouraged to donate even one meal swipe to support the program.
Swipe Out Hunger: https://www.swipehunger.org/cufba/
National nonprofit working to end college student food insecurity.
Food Bank for New York City: https://www.foodbanknyc.org/get-help/?utm_source=Self-Care+Committee%E2%80%93+November+2018+List&utm_campaign=2cd37c336f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_03_28_08_14_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_50fbb7d5ed-2cd37c336f-201008005
Food Bank For New York City has been working to end food poverty in our five boroughs for over 36 years. Search their map to find a soup kitchen, food pantry, senior center, or SNAP enrollment site near you.
Get Food NYC: https://finder.nyc.gov/foodhelp/
Use this map to find locations that offer free food (food pantries and Grab & Go meals at NYC schools), as well as grocery stores and farmers' markets. All Grab & Go sites have both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options available, and the vegetarian option is certified Halal. To find Kosher sites and sites with non-vegetarian Halal options, please visit https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/food/community-meals.
Feeding America: https://www.feedingamerica.org/find-your-local-foodbank?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=88764c8e-eeed-44d2-83ba-bc6d95db5f30
The Feeding America nationwide network of food banks secures and distributes 4.3 billion meals each year through food pantries and meal programs throughout the United States. You can search by zipcode at this link to find local foodbanks.
This resource can help you connect to local food pantries, soup kitchens, food shelves, and other food help. They also gather government and non-profit subsidized grocery resources and display pantry hours, details, websites, and other helpful information.
AmpleHarvest.Org - Emergency Food Assistance: https://ampleharvest.org/emergency-food-assistance/
AmpleHarvest.org helps millions of backyard gardeners easily find a local food pantry to donate their extra garden produce to. They also gather and share resources to help those in need of food assistance connect to a local resource.
211 is the most comprehensive source of information about local resources and services in the country. Thousands of caring, local experts are available to help, 24/7. Calls to 211 are confidential and can be anonymous.
Affordable Colleges Online - Food insecurity Information and Resources: https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/college-food-insecurity-support/
The team at AffordableCollegesOnine.org created a resource that discusses the scope of student hunger and possible solutions, with the goal of helping students find resources and know that they are not alone.
College Student Pantry: https://www.collegestudentpantry.org/
A food pantry program in the East Village for college students. The Pantry opened in September of 2020 and is hosted by Trinity’s Services and Food for the Homeless. The College Student Pantry is a food pantry program for college students and in NYU. The Pantry is student run and is there for any student who needs food. Make an appointment to get three days worth of groceries, no questions asked.