The Pantry @NCC

Updated Procedure for Fall 2020

The NCC Food Pantry has a new procedure for the Fall 2020 semester due to the pandemic (please read carefully).

The Pantry will be distributing pre-packaged bags of non-perishable food items on Wednesdays 10 am to 4:30 pm, starting Wednesday, Aug 26th


West Campus Cafeteria.
Please use external door number 12 (do not enter the building). A pantry staff will be there to assist you.
Please wear a mask during pick up.

To Receive a Bag

please email with the following:

  1. Your name
  2. Student number
  3. and choice of bag (shown below)

Weekly sign-up is required.  no substitutions allowed.

Bag 1 (Pantry Basics) Bag 2 (Dinner)
  • sugar
  • flour
  • oil
  • spices
  • honey
  • coffee/tea
  • vinegar
  • pasta
  • pasta sauce
  • canned tomatoes/chili tomatoes
  • rice
  • onion (fresh)
  • dry or canned beans
  • broth
Bag 3 (Lunch) Bag 4 (Breakfast)
  • canned fruit
  • crackers
  • canned chicken or tuna
  • soup
  • canned chili
  •  peanut butter
  •  jelly
  • peanut butter
  • jelly
  • cereal
  • pancake mix
  • oatmeal
  • canned or dried fruit
  • Shelf stable milk
Bag 5 (Snack)
  • granola bars
  • canned or dried fruit
  • nuts or trail mix
  • apple sauce
  • baking mix
  • popcorn
  • apple (fresh)
The Pantry @NCC

Our Mission

The NCC Food Pantry 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.

Who we are and why

Why does NCC 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 Student ID or other proof that they are a current, registered NCC student in order to receive food. Students in need are welcome to visit The Pantry twice per month and receive a total of 20 items per month. 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 @NCC 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 @NCC 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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