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Pride Pantry

Pride Pantry

The purpose of the Hofstra Pride Pantry is to maintain a functioning non­perishable food pantry to serve students, staff and faculty of Hofstra University who are at risk of food insecurity. The Hofstra Pride Pantry’s goal is to service as many people as possible to ensure that those in need of a reliable and stable food source have support in getting sufficient daily nutrition. The Hofstra Pride Pantry will provide the most essential healthy food to assure that food insecure populations are benefiting from this resource. Participants of the Pride Pantry will need to provide a valid Hofstra ID to use the pantry. At this time we are unable to provide resources to members of the community that do not have an active Hofstra ID.


Eligibility

The food pantry is for the staff, faculty, and students of Hofstra University. The Pantry can be accessed by any of these community members during their hours of operation.  Please note that to use the Pride Pantry you will need to bring your Hofstra ID and fill out a small, confidential online survey.


What to Expect:

The Hofstra Food Pantry accepts non­perishable food donations. B​ased on research and feedback, the Hofstra Pride Pantry seeks to offer the campus community healthy food options. Stocked items can be expected to include the following:

  • Canned protein
  • Cereal (under 7 grams of sugar, at least 3 grams of fiber)
  • Dried fruit with no added sugar
  • Fruit canned in water or juice (not syrup)
  • Fruit preserves
  • Instant oatmeal
  • Low-sodium soups
  • Nuts
  • Peanut butter
  • Seeds/trail mixes
  • Unsweetened applesauce
  • Whole grain granola bars
  • Gluten­ Free options
  • Whole Grain Dried Pastas
  • Canned Vegetables

The confidentiality of the participants is very important to the success and the mission of the program. All identifying information collected will be kept confidential and will only be used for the purpose of improving the service that we provide to our community members.


Pride Pantry Team

We would like to thank the following partners in making the Pride Pantry a reality:

  • The Office of Residence Life
  • Dean of Students
  • Residence Hall Association
  • Student Government Association
  • Office of Student Leadership and Engagement (OSLE)
  • Student Health and Counseling Center (SHACC)
  • Department of Recreation and Intramural Sports
  • Fraternity and Sorority Life
  • National Residence Hall Honorary
  • Broadway Marketing
  • Compass Dining

Hours

Wednesdays 11am – 12:45pm
Thursdays 4:30pm – 7:30pm

Please note that the Pride Pantry will only be open for the fall and spring semesters during the published times above. We are not open during the summer months, however if services are needed please contact Residence Life directly for access to resources.


Location

Items can be picked up from the Pride Pantry located in the Wellness and Campus Living Center, Room 105.


Donations

Donations of the items requested can be brought to the Pride Pantry during hours of operation.  Keep an eye out for other donation opportunities that will be published throughout the University.


Contact Us

For questions on donations, volunteer opportunities, or feedback/comments please email PridePantry[at]hofstra.edu


Resources

Center for Prevention and Outreach
Dietician/Nutrition Services
Counseling Services
Student Health and Wellness
SNAP- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program