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CCSU Compassion Partner

A FREE Service for ALL Current CCSU Students, Faculty & Staff Who Are in Need of Food Assistance 


Mondays: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesdays: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesdays: 2:00 - 7:00 pm
Thursdays: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fridays: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

The food pantry will close for the Spring semester on December 6, 2019

Location: Vance Academic Center, Lower Level Entrance is on the outside of the building facing the student center Through Parking Lot T - (Memorial Hall) 

Donations, Volunteering
& General Information



MARIA'S PLACE - CCSU Community Pantry

The food pantry was named in loving memory of Maria A. Alvarez. Maria worked at CCSU for more than 32 years where she was loved by students, faculty and staff. Outside of work, Maria was a volunteer at the food pantry in her parish. The food pantry combines her love of students and compassion for the community. 

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Grand Opening Highlight Freddy PSA Full Ceremony 

Our Primary Objective 

The Food Pantry is an initiative of the Newman House at CCSU in collaboration with the Office of Community Engagement, Campus of Compassion and the Food Pantry Committee.

CCSU Community Pantry Values

Available Items & Donations Needed 

Non-Perishable Food

  • Baby Formula, Baby Food
  • Bottled Water
  • Boxed/Packaged Pastas (& Pasta Sauce)
  • Canned Meat/Fish
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Cereals
  • Dried Milk
  • Flour
  • Granola Bars, Mixed Nuts, Dried Fruit
  • Instant Mac & Cheese
  • Jarred/Canned Fruits
  • Oatmeal
  • Oils, Condiments
  • Peanut Butter, Jelly
  • Popcorn
  • Rice, Noodles
  • Soups, Broths
  • Tuna Cans

Personal Hygiene:

  • Baby Diapers, Wipes
  • Bandaids
  • Brush, Combs
  • Deodorants
  • Laundry/Dish Detergent
  • Paper Products (toilet paper, paper towels)
  • Personal Feminine Hygiene Products 
  • Shaving Cream, Razors
  • Soaps, Shampoos, Conditioners
  • Toothpaste/Tooth Brushes/Floss

School Supplies:

  • New/Gently Used School Supplies


What to Expect & How to Access the Pantry

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