Panther Food Pantry

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Welcome to the Panther Pantry!

Nearly half of our students struggle with food insecurity. 

We know that reducing food insecurity creates a direct link to success. 

The Panther Pantry is an on campus resource helping our students tackle their food insecurity and gain confidence in the classroom.

*Donation bins are located throughout campus and items may always be brought to the Pantry when it is open. Contributions are greatly appreciated.

The Panther Pantry, located in room 116 A across from the Health Center, provides no-cost food and other supplies for students.

  • COVID-19 safety expectations will limit the number of students in the Pantry, require masks, and other safety measures.
  • All Students are eligible.
  • Meta, dairy, produce, bread, cereal, soup, pasta, snacks, and other items are available.

I am very grateful that this is offered. It is a hard balance cutting back on work to go to school and further one's education. The food pantry definitely takes off some of the stress and it means a lot that as students we (and our families) are cared for on this level. -Tompkins Cortland Community College Student

Students in Panther Food Pantry

Fall 2020 Hours:

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Wednesday: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Thursday: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Friday: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

*The Pantry is closed if the College is closed for holiday break, weather, etc. Pantry hours are also determined by need and are subject to change.

It has helped me from feeling ashamed about having a need. -Tompkins Cortland Community College Student

Rules and Expectations

Students are Expected to:

Student in Food Pantry
  • Present their student ID.
  • Leave all non-Pantry food and drink outside the Pantry.
  • Close the refrigerator and freezer doors gently.
  • Pay it forward. Share a meal with friends, family, and someone new. 

Students May:

  • Receive 50 points of food per week. Students living with family or other non - students may receive an additional 15 points per week per person up to four (110 points)
  • Visit the Panther Pantry once per day.
  • Receive one frozen meat/protein selection per visit.
  • Receive one per type of refrigerated item, e.g. one butter, one milk.
  • Be patient, pleasant, and kind.

The Panther pantry has allowed me to continue to eat healthier, which has helped me physically and mentally. And this is reflected in my grades. Thank you! - Tompkins Cortland Community College Student

The Panther Pantry is proud to partner with the Food Bank of the Southern Tier and the Friendship Donations Network.

friendship donations network website food bank of the southern tier website