When is the Pantry open and where is it?
The Pratt Pantry is open every Thursday from 11am-5pm by appointment only. To make an appointment, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What do I have to do to access the Pantry?
All visitors must first complete the intake form and will be asked to sign a Terms and Conditions form during their first visit. To expedite the visit, students may complete the intake form ahead of time. These forms must only be completed once per year. Returning visitors will be asked to complete a shorter form. All answers will be kept confidential and will only be used to improve operations.
The Pantry will provide a paper bag for visitors but to help limit waste, please bring your own reusable bag.
Who staffs the Pratt Pantry?
The Pantry is staffed by volunteer staff members from multiple departments across campus and occasionally by student staff members.
How often can I visit the Pantry?
As often as you need. Visits are not capped and students do not have to demonstrate need in order to visit the Pantry. We ask that all visitors only take what they need and to donate in the future if they find themselves able to do so.
What kind of food is available?
We have non-perishable food like canned goods, pasta, cereal, spreads and sauces, and snack foods. We also have produce in our fridge that differs week to week.
The Pantry also offers personal hygiene products like menstrual pads and tampons, toothbrushes, and paper goods.
Does the Pratt Pantry provide any other services?
All visitors will receive information on local food insecurity resources, recommendations for applying to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/EBT), and tips for city living on a budget.
The Pantry has also started a Grab and Go system for those unable to visit the Pantry during open hours. The bookshelf outside of the Pantry will be stocked with canned goods, quick meals, snack foods, and personal hygiene items and we ask students to please be considerate of others and only take what they need.
How do I contact Pratt Pantry staff for questions, information on how to support the program, or to refer a student?
All orders can be sent to:
The Pratt Pantry
379 Dekalb Avenue
Attn: Jasmine Cuffie, Chapel Hall 010
Brooklyn, NY 11205
This program is brought to you by the Pratt Food Insecurity Team. We are comprised of members from Health Services; the Learning/Access Center; Res Life; the Student Government Association; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and NYPIRG.