fbpx

Resources for CUNY Students Amidst COVID-19 Closings

On Wednesday, March 11, CUNY announced that after a 5-day transition recess period, all CUNY classes will resume in distance-learning mode and will remain so through the end of the spring semester. In the words of the CUNY Chancellor, “By transitioning to distance learning, CUNY will be upholding its responsibility as the largest urban public university in the country and meeting our goal of minimizing exposure to those on our campus communities to coronavirus transmission.” 

While all CUNY classes will be held online, the CUNY system has indicated that Colleges will remain open during the spring semester. This will include dormitories, libraries, research facilities, daycare centers, and mission-critical venues that support our students.

While the CUNY system will continue to provide essential services at campus locations, Swipe Out Hunger knows that confusion, changing circumstances, and reductions in services will be an additional strain on students already struggling with food insecurity and poverty. 

As events unfold and the CUNY system makes changes and updates, Swipe Out Hunger will continue to urge students to utilize campus services while providing as many community resources to assist them in these times of increased need. Below are some resources for current CUNY students:

Food Access:

Food Bank of New York City Food Finder
Kosher Pantry Open Source Google Map
Apply for SNAP Through HRA Access
SNAP Enrollment Centers
Plentiful App/Map (free reservation system for food pantries)
– NYC Emergency Food Hotline: 866.888.8777

Access to WIFI for Classes:

NYC Hotspot Locations
CUNY Tech Overview and Instruction
– Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
NYC/Bronx Public Library Locations
Brooklyn Public Library Locations
Queens Public Library Locations
NOTE: ALL NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARIES CURRENTLY LIMITED TO LOBBY SERVICE

Emergency Aid:

– U-Haul will offer 30 days of free self-storage at its facilities to help college students who are currently housing insecure (find your nearest U-Haul location here)
Edquity.co
NYC Human Resources Administration Locations (NYC HRA is the governmental department dedicated to fighting poverty and income inequality by providing New Yorkers in need with essential benefits such as Food Assistance and Emergency Rental Assistance))
ACCESS Human Resources Administration (Cash Assistance, SNAP, Medicaid, Fair Fares)
NYC HomeBase (Housing Security)

Physical and Mental Health:

NYC Medicaid Office Locations
CUNY Counseling Health Centers
NYC Well Live Chat/Call
– New York State Coronavirus health hotline: 1.888.364.3065

If you have any questions or concerns, reach out to [email protected].

Other Blog Posts

5 Things To Know About The Campus Pantry and College Hunger Landscape

5 Things To Know About The Campus Pantry and College Hunger Landscape

Choose Your Own #GivingTuesday Adventure: Pick From 30+ Campuses To Donate To Today!

Choose Your Own #GivingTuesday Adventure: Pick From 30+ Campuses To Donate To Today!

Swipe Out Hunger Announces the 2022 Nachman Justice Award Recipients

Swipe Out Hunger Announces the 2022 Nachman Justice Award Recipients

Swipe Out Hunger Awards $3,000 Grants to Thirty Campus Pantries

Swipe Out Hunger Awards $3,000 Grants to Thirty Campus Pantries

Campus Champions: Recognizing Student Leaders with the Nachman Justice Award

Campus Champions: Recognizing Student Leaders with the Nachman Justice Award

An Update from Our Founder

An Update from Our Founder

Swipe Out Hunger Announces New Executive Director Jaime Hansen

Swipe Out Hunger Announces New Executive Director Jaime Hansen

Building a Movement: Pennsylvania Students Advocate for Food Security

Building a Movement: Pennsylvania Students Advocate for Food Security

Celebrating the Success of Former Foster Youth

Celebrating the Success of Former Foster Youth

College Campus Food Pantries: Learnings from a 2021 Survey

College Campus Food Pantries: Learnings from a 2021 Survey

Swipe Out Hunger and TOP The Organic Project Partner to Support College Students

Swipe Out Hunger and TOP The Organic Project Partner to Support College Students

2022 – 2024 Strategic Plan

2022 – 2024 Strategic Plan

Swipe Out Hunger Announces Microgrants to 17 Campus Pantries

Swipe Out Hunger Announces Microgrants to 17 Campus Pantries

Win a Case of Tampons for Your Campus Pantry!

Win a Case of Tampons for Your Campus Pantry!

Chobani and Swipe Out Hunger Partner to Help College Students Experiencing Food Insecurity on 23 Campuses

Chobani and Swipe Out Hunger Partner to Help College Students Experiencing Food Insecurity on 23 Campuses

Swipe Out Hunger Acquires the College and University Food Bank Alliance

Swipe Out Hunger Acquires the College and University Food Bank Alliance

Transact Partners with Swipe Out Hunger to Address College Student Food Insecurity

Transact Partners with Swipe Out Hunger to Address College Student Food Insecurity

The Power of Community Care During COVID-19: Mutual Aid & Resource Guides

The Power of Community Care During COVID-19: Mutual Aid & Resource Guides

Three Lessons from an Entrepreneur at SXSW

Three Lessons from an Entrepreneur at SXSW

Comments

Comments for this post are closed