As a Catholic and Vincentian university deeply concerned about the health and wellness of our students, St. John’s cares about your basic needs. We recognize that too many of our students struggle with not having reliable access to nutritionally adequate food due to lack of financial resources. As we continue to identify relevant and useful ways to address this need, we encourage any current students struggling with food insecurity to complete the information request form below.
Please note: eligible students will receive Dining Dollars only (HEERF funding is no longer available)
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.
Go to www.foodpantries.org to find a food pantry near you.
Visit the Depaul USA website for information regarding this year-round program offering support for college students experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity.
Click here for information about the free services offered to eligible students and an application to apply to this program offered through the Division of Special and Opportunity Programs.
This nationwide program offers older Americans nutritious meals and safety checks at little to no cost. Click here for more information, including eligibility requirements.
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: https://www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit
Click here to find additional support near you.
Jackie Lochrie, Acting Dean of Students
Victoria Santangelo, Associate Vice President for University Ministry
David Gachigo, Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Tri Duong, C.M., Director of Campus Ministry, Staten Island