St. John's Cares about Your Basic Needs

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Basic Needs Funding application is now closed. We appreciate your patience as we follow up with all current St. John’s students who have applied. All decisions will be made before the start of Spring Break (Monday, February 28, 2022). Please see the additional resources listed below if you are currently experiencing food insecurity.

Food Insecurity

Recently, food insecurity among university students has received increasing local and national attention. A student’s inability to consistently obtain nutritious food is a potentially serious health issue.

If you are experiencing food insecurity, or know of a student who is, please refer to the information below for resources available to help support St. John’s University students.

Food Pantries Off-Campus

Go to to find a food pantry near you.

Additional Resource for Internet Service

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program  designed to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. More information found here:

Additional Resources for NYC Residents

Click here to find additional support near you.

Additional Resources for Non-NYC Residents

Click here to find additional support near you.

Contact Us

Queens Campus

Jackie Lochrie, Acting Dean of Students
[email protected]

Victoria Santangelo, Associate Vice President for University Ministry
[email protected]

Melissa Angelides, Associate Director of Student Services, Law School
[email protected]

Staten Island Campus

David Gachigo, Associate Dean for Student Affairs
[email protected]

Tri Duong, C.M., Campus Minister, Campus Ministry
[email protected]