St. John's Cares about Your Basic Needs

As a Catholic and Vincentian university deeply concerned about the health and wellness of our students, St. John’s University cares about you and your ability to meet your basic needs. It is very important that we understand how widespread food and housing insecurity is among our students, and that we continue to identify relevant and useful ways to address these issues.

If you have concerns about meeting your daily basic needs, please see the information below and/or fill out the Basic Needs Information Request Form. Requests may be submitted by all current St. John’s graduate and undergraduate students, including our international students, regardless of citizenship status. Please note that any “St. John’s Cares About Your Basic Needs” funding, if awarded, is not considered a loan and does not need to be repaid.

Basic Needs Information Request

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 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]

Sarah Kelly, Vice Dean for Administration, 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]