About Us

Mission Statement

Our mission is to relieve hunger through the acquisition and distribution of food to those students who need it most. We strive to lead our campus community in the fight against hunger and the stigma associated with food insecurity.

Columbia University is, above everything else, a community. When one of us is in need, we respond. The difficulty of an Ivy League education is further compounded when hunger is a constant presence. As a result, The Food Pantry envisions a campus in which every student, regardless of their affiliation or socioeconomic status, has sufficient access to nutritious food.