Stony Brook University food pantry works to fight food insecurity on campus
Stony Brook University is home to roughly 25,000 students each year.
The campus has its own on-site food pantry to try and help combat food insecurity for those in need.
Emily Snyder, the director of Student Community Development says the food pantry has been around for 10 years and is open to all students, faculty and staff who are in need year round.
“We have seen an uptick of about 150% in terms of the number of visits per year,” said Snyder.
The university says over 700 students utilize the food pantry on campus and the number keeps rising.
The pantry receives donations from the campus community and students stock shelves with canned goods and school supplies.