SUNY Poly Pantry
SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) recently received support from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation for its newly created “Poly Pantry,” which will help fight unaddressed food insecurity for students at SUNY Poly’s Utica campus.
“SUNY Poly is grateful for the generosity of Dominion Energy as its donation helps to uplift any students who may need a helping hand while they work toward their educational goals,” said Dr. Grace Wang, SUNY Poly Interim President. “This donation will help keep our ‘Poly Pantry’ well-stocked to ensure students have what they need to make it through any times of need, and we are proud to support an empowering campus atmosphere through this SUNY-wide initiative.”
“Poly Pantry,” which opened at the start of the spring 2019 semester, operates out of Auxiliary Services on the institution’s Utica campus and allows students to obtain food and personal hygiene items to help them achieve their educational goals without the burden of hunger or food insecurity. Students are able to request available pantry items by placing an order and are notified once it has been filled.
“Poly Pantry” is part of an initiative launched by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to help provide SUNY/CUNY students with “stigma-free access” to a food pantry. Nearly 40 percent of SUNY Poly students during the fall 2018 semester were eligible for Federal Pell Grants; eligibility of Pell Grants is based on a household income of $30,000 or less.
Learn more about “Poly Pantry.”
"Poly Pantry" operates out of Auxiliary Services on the institution’s Utica campus.