Studies have shown that students who are well nourished perform better academically. Being food insecure means having limited or uncertain access to a sufficient quantity of food (USDA, 2011). Started in Fall 2016, the Rutgers Student Food Pantry is one of over 20 food pantries in New Brunswick. It exclusively serves Rutgers students and is located at the College Ave Student Center, Room 115 (126 College Ave). The pantry is stocked by donations from Rutgers Against Hunger, Replenish, and private donations.
Any student at Rutgers University, New Brunswick may access the pantry, you just need a valid Rutgers ID card.
Impact Since March 2020
- # of total visits – around 3000 student visits to pantry. Student can visit the pantry once per week.
- # of unique visitors – over 500 since March 2020. Many of these students have families they are supporting, so numbers of individuals supported via the Rutgers Student Food Pantry is greater.