Disbursement Drop-Off Initiative (Recipients)

The Food Pantry at Columbia instituted a disbursement drop-off initiative in order to help more students in need while adhering to University social distancing and health safety guidelines. Our volunteers will pick up a prepackaged disbursement, prepared based on your specific needs, and drop it off in a secure location at your residence. As all drop-offs are contactless, we will need to know specific information related to your residence in order to ensure volunteers can drop off the food in a safe manner. All information is held in the strictest confidence.

The Disbursement Drop-Off Initiative is currently on hiatus for the winter season. It will return in the spring.


Criteria to use the Disbursement Drop-Off Initiative

The Disbursement Drop-Off Initiative is solely for currently registered students who are mandated to quarantine by either the University or the State

In addition, the delivery address must fall within the pre-determined delivery range:

  • Medical Center Location:
    130th to 207th Streets in Manhattan and east to Third Avenue in the Bronx
  • Lerner Location:
    75th to 155th Streets in Manhattan (on both the east and west sides)