Disbursement Drop-Off Initiative

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, The Food Pantry at Columbia created the Disbursement Drop-off Initiative to better serve students in need. The premise is simple: volunteers pick up pre-packaged disbursements and drop them off to recipients in need in a secure and contactless process. This mitigates the health and safety risks of both the volunteer and the recipient. Ideally, volunteers will be matched with recipients who are within relatively close proximity to their own homes.

This page is broken up into three categories:

  • Recipients: Those who have a need
  • Volunteers: Those who want to help
  • Resources: Information related to outside agencies

Click on the category that best suits your circumstance. Please feel free to email thefoodpantry@columbia.edu in the event this page does not address your question or concern.