WELCOME TO THE CUNY STUDENT FOOD NAVIGATOR PORTAL

CUNY students can now access free resource referrals and personal support from their peers through our Student Food Navigator program.

STUDENT FOOD NAVIGATORS HELP THEIR PEERS:

  • Support the SNAP application process and navigate other public benefits 

  • Access supportive resources offered by CUNY 

  • Connect with organizations in New York City that provide food and other forms of assistance 

ARE YOU A CUNY STUDENT LOOKING FOR SUPPORT?

ABOUT THIS INITATIVE

Swipe Out Hunger launched this free digital, 1:1 referral service to help CUNY students access food and other basic necessities during this critical time. This innovative model employs and trains CUNY students to serve as navigators, where they connect their peers to food benefit programs and other campus and community resources. 

HISTORY OF THE STUDENT NAVIGATOR MODEL

In response to the pandemic, Swipe Out Hunger partnered with Rise to launch the Student Navigator Network. Throughout 2020 this program supported over 7,000 students nationwide who were facing added hardships due to the pandemic, while reducing the stigma often associated with seeking assistance. Learn more about the roots of the Student Navigator Network here