Student Food Pantry

Fredonia Student Food Pantry

Food insecurity is common at colleges and universities across the country potentially impacting the educational success of many students.  It is hard to concentrate when you are hungry or worrying about where your next meal is going to come from.  Unfortunately, we found this to be true for our own students.   This webpage was developed to help the Fredonia student manage their points/funds throughout the semester, access helpful links on good nutrition and get assistance when they are need of food.

Do you need a meal ?

There will be a Food Pantry here on campus located at the information desk in the Williams Center on Tuesdays from 12:30pm-3:30pm.   If you are in need of a meal, and have no money or points to buy food, and cannot get to the Food Pantry on Tuesdays,  please send an email to We can help !!

Community Food Pantries

Chautauqua County Rural Ministries

Emergency Food Pantry
127 Central Ave
Dunkirk, NY 14048

Get in Touch


St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Food Closet

Operates every Wednesday from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Northern Chautauqua Catholic School Gym
336 Washington Ave
Dunkirk, NY 14048

Get in Touch


Fredonia Presbyterian Church

219 Central Avenue
Fredonia, NY 14063

(Across from Fenton Hall on Central Ave.)

Fredonia Food Pantry at 219 Central Ave. is open on the third Saturday of every month from 10 am to 12 pm. All guests receive a bag of non-perishable food.


Salvation Army

704 Central Ave
Dunkirk, NY 14048

Salvation Army offers a small food pantry.



Non-perishable food donations can be dropped off at the Campus Life Office in the Williams Center , Monday - Friday from 8:30 am - 5pm. Unfortunately, we do not accept any cash donations at this time.

Here are some ideas for donations:

  • Canned foods with pull top openings
    • Soups, beans, vegetables
  • Boxed foods
    • Rice, macaroni and cheese, cereal​, granola bars
  • Individual Packets
    • Oatmeal, chips, crackers, nuts, ramen noodles
  • ​Fruit cups​
  • Pasta and sauce
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Toothpaste and brushes
  • Toilet paper
  • Individual care
    • Facial and body wash
    • Shampoo and conditioner



Student Health Center

LoGrasso Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3131 phone
(716) 673-4722 fax