The Pantry


  • Please scan or type your student ID
  • Weekly allowance is 12 items
  • choose only one day
  • only one product of each category
  • if possible, bring your own bag

Grab-n-Go Limit

  • 2 items per day


Second Floor East Campus

WEEKLY non-perishable food items, produce, protein, dairy, and feminine care products as well as daily grab n’ go options.

  • Valid CT State Community College ID required
  • Sign-up not necessary!
  • Student will be able to self-select items (non-perishable, protein, produce, dairy and personal care items)


Current Hours

Hours For Pantry EAST (Second Floor East Campus)
Monday – Thursday: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Friday: 9:00am – 2:00pm
Please contact Courtney at
The Pantry @NCC

Our Mission

The Food Pantry at CT State Community College Norwalk is a free resource available to all enrolled students. The Pantry seeks to alleviate the barriers and challenges associated with food insecurity and hunger so that students can remain in school, and ultimately, earn their degrees.

All students are welcome.

Who we are and why

Why does CT State Community College Norwalk have a food pantry? Food insecurity has increasingly become an issue on college and university campuses across the country with some data showing 39-59% of college students experiencing food insecurity. Research has shown that the rates of food-insecure community college students exceed the national average which has a negative effect on student GPA, levels of energy, and concentration. Obtaining an adequate food supply is often a major component of the financial stress that students bear. And while there are community resources available, it may be difficult to access them due to transportation or scheduling. In addition, sometimes community food resources are not able to accommodate students based on their eligibility guidelines.

How does it work?

Students are allowed to self-refer, or may be referred by campus departments. Students must present their CT State Community College ID or other proof that they are a current, registered CT State Community College Norwalk student in order to receive food. Students are encouraged to bring their own grocery bag or to reuse the bag they are given upon their first visit to the pantry.

Things we need

  • Canned Goods
  • Soups
  • Granola Bars
  • Protein Bars
  • Rice
  • Cereal (Boxed & Individual)
  • Oatmeal
  • Sugar
  • Spices
  • Baking Needs
  • Coffee/Tea/Non Dairy Creamer
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Vegetables (Canned & Fresh)
  • Juice Pouches
  • Bottled Water
  • Cookies
  • Chips
  • Salsa
  • Frozen Quick Meals
  • Pasta
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Deli Meat
  • Cheeses
  • Personal Care Items:
    • Toothpaste/Toothbrushes
    • Soap/Shampoo/Conditioner
    • Razors
    • Dish Soap/Laundry Soap/Fabric Softener
  • Fruit Snacks
  • Fruit Cups
  • Anything you can think of for Grab and Go
  • Grocery Store Gift Cards
  • Stuffing
  • Mashed Potatoes

Grocery store gift cards and financial support are gratefully accepted directly to the Pantry by contacting Courtney Anstett 203.857.3369

Thank you so much for your kind consideration.


Will I need to prove I'm eligible?

The Pantry does not require any documentation of need. We operate on the honor system. Registered students will be asked to fill out a brief membership form with basic information, but it is not necessary to prove eligibility. The membership form provides us with valuable data which will enhance our ability to attract support for the Pantry.

What are the hours?

The Pantry schedule changes based on the academic calendar and availability of volunteers. Like our Facebook page and see current hours and information.

Where are you located?

We’re located on West Campus (W101A) across from Extended Studies. How does it work? What is needed now? Want to find out more? Stop by during open hours or contact us:

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