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Resources for Immigrant Students at CUNY: Campus food pantries, Single Stop programs, and emergency loans
Professor Frans Albarillo curates this list of resources from past immigration events I attended at CUNY and around New York City. I chose local resources from CUNY and non-profit organizations with a focus on community-centered, DACA-mented and undocumen
The Food Pantry offers healthy food selections to currently enrolled Brooklyn College students who may be experiencing hunger, so that they can focus on their academic studies. All information about applications to this food program will be kept confidential.
The CSI Food Pantry will offer healthy food selections to currently enrolled CSI students who may experience hunger, so that they can focus on their academic studies. All information about the users of this food program will be kept confidential.
The Medgar Evers College Cougar Country Food Pantry offers nutritionally balanced, nonperishable food items to students who are enrolled at the College, and experiencing or facing the need for food. All visits to the pantry are kept confidential.
866 888-8777 Monday to Friday 8 AM to 5 PM
For help in finding a meal, the Food and Hunger Hotline provides referrals to over 600 soup kitchens and food pantries throughout the city.
CUNY Single Stop Programs
CUNY has partnered with the nonprofit organization Single Stop which offers referrals to a variety of social services including legal, child care, health insurance, financial counseling, public benefits, and tax preparation. There is a screening process. Some campuses request that you do the screening process online, while others have an office where you can meet with someone.
Several CUNY schools provide a Carroll and Milton Petrie Student Emergency Grant Fund which has been created for the purpose of providing quick response emergency grants to students in good standing with short-term financial emergencies, to enable them to remain in school, rather than being forced to take a leave of absence or drop out.