Suffolk County Community College Food Pantry Support

Campus Food Pantry

Please consider contributing supermarket gift cards, funds or a monthly gift to assist students at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood, Riverhead and Selden.

You can support Sister Mary Ann’s Helping Hands Fund at the Michael J. Grant Campus Food Pantry with an online donation or check made payable to:

Suffolk Community College Foundation
Memo: Sister Mary Ann’s Helping Hands Fund
The Cottage - 533 College Road, Selden, NY 11784

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College Brief




NO: 36


November 18, 2022




The College Community




Dr. Patty Munsch, Vice President for Student Affairs


Dr. Dante Morelli, FASC President


Sean Tvelia, Guild of Administrative Officers President






Seeking Donations for our Campus Food Pantries


The Faculty Association and the Guild of Administrative Officers have donated gift cards to all of the college’s food pantries so students who are in need can enjoy Thanksgiving with their families. Unfortunately, food insecurity continues all year and after the Thanksgiving holiday, our campus food pantries will still be in need of items. Below is a list of in-demand items from each campus food pantry, as well as the times they will be accepting donations. 


Eastern Campus

Drop off: Peconic 122 (Monday-Friday, 9:00-5:00)

  • Pasta
  • Beans (Black or Pinto)
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Frozen Proteins (chicken/beef/pork)
  • Peanut Butter
  • Diapers

Ammerman Campus

Drop off: Campus Activities - basement of Babylon Student Center (Monday - Friday, 9:00-5:00)


Non-Perishable: Assorted Beans, Assorted Soup or Broth, Boxed Potatoes, Canned Asst. Vegetables, Cream Soups, Fruit, Green Beans, Yams/Sweet Potatoes, Corn Bread Mix, Cranberry Sauce, Jarred Gravy, Pasta Sauce, Pudding/Cake Mix, Stuffing Mix


Grab-n-Go Items: Bagged Pretzels or Crackers, Beef Jerky, Bottled Drinks, Water and Juice, Cheese or Peanut Butter Crackers, Cup of Soup, Individually Packaged snacks such as Trail Mix, Nuts, Granola, Dried Fruit, etc., Instant Oatmeal and Oatmeal Cups, Microwave or Bagged Popcorn, Pudding/Cake Mix, Ramen Noodles, Ready to eat soups, Single-serve Microwavable Foods, Tuna/Crackers, Wrapped Bars (Granola, Fruit, Cereal, Protein, etc.) 


Freezer Items: Beef, Bread, Chicken, Frozen Dinners, Frozen Fruits and Vegetables, Frozen Pizza, Pork, Seafood    


Michael J. Grant Campus

Drop off: Campus Activities, Captree 110 (Monday - Friday, 9:00-5:00)

  •  Canned Beans
  •  Canned Chicken
  •  Canned Fish (Tuna & Salmon) 
  •  Canned Meat (SPAM & Ham) 
  •  Canned Vegetables 
  •  Cooking Oils (Olive & Canola) 
  •  Applesauce 
  •  Crackers 
  •  Dried herbs & spices 
  •  Fruit (Canned or Dried) 
  •  Granola Bars 
  •  Instant Mashed Potatoes 
  •  Nuts 
  •  Pasta 
  •  Meals in a box 
  •  Rice 
  •  Peanut Butter 
  •  Shelf-stable and powdered milk 
  •  Whole grain cereal 
  •  Soup, stew and chili 

Please consider donating items to help ensure that our students who are in need of food and other items can have the resources they need to get through the end of the semester and enjoy their holidays. 





Michael J. Grant Campus


DATE:            #10, Campus Brief October 29, 2020  


TO:                 The Campus Community  


FROM:           Dr. Donna Ciampa Campus CEO/Executive Dean, Interim/

Lisa Hamilton, Director, Campus Activities & Student Leadership Development


SUBJECT:    Campus Food Pantry/Thanksgiving


This year the Campus Food Pantry will be doing its best to make sure all our students can celebrate a Happy Thanksgiving and provide support for families.  We will not be sponsoring our traditional thanksgiving/holiday program with baskets of food and turkeys.   We will be distributing food and offering gift cards to students whenever possible during the season.  The Campus Food Pantry continues to serve students on campus every Tuesday from 1- 4pm.  Students visiting the Pantry need to comply with our Covid protocols for coming onto campus.  Currently, our pantry is not collecting food donations on campus to help maintain minimal traffic on campus and minimal contamination on boxes/cans. All food being distributed is comes directly from Long Island Cares.  


Our Food Pantry continues to be very active and times are challenging for many families.  


To show your support for our Campus Food Pantry Thanksgiving Drive this year, we are suggesting the following methods: 

  • Please donate to the Sr. Mary Ann Helping Hand Fund via the College Foundation
  • Donate supermarket gift card(s)  to be given out to students by mailing directly to:  SCCC Campus Activities, Captree 110, 1001 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood, NY 11717
  • or contact Sr. Mary Ann Borrello personally for a private donation (631) 748-0548, cell phone

We THANK YOU for your tremendous support of our students.  


During COVID-19

From: SCCC <>
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 3:15 PM
Subject: Important Food Pantry Message


Dear Students,


We have made our food pantry items available on all three campuses. You can go to any of the three campuses to pick up food regardless of your home campus status on Tuesdays and Thursday between the hours of 1:00-3:00pm. Food pantry items have been pre-bagged or boxed with a combination of items including pasta or rice, canned fruit, canned vegetables, soup and proteins. A limited amount of frozen food is available as well.


To help maintain a safe environment, members of public safety will ask you what your intentions are. Just inform them you are picking up food from the Pantry Pick-Up areas. When you arrive at the pantry receiving area you will be instructed how to queue up.  When it is your turn, a bag or box will be given to you, put them in your car, and drive away.   


If you don't have a car, please communicate your arrival time to campus at the respective campus email's below.  We will coordinate having your bags ready for you. When you arrive, if there is someone in front of you waiting for their packages, please maintain a safe social distance (six feet or more) between you and your neighbor.  


Feel free to also contact us at the following email addresses for more information:


The Campus Pantry Pick-up areas are:


Grant Campus: Nesconsett Hall parking lot #1,  enter off of Wicks Road

Ammerman Campus: Babylon Student Center Loading Dock, located across from Kreiling Hall, enter off of College Road

Eastern Campus: The Loading Dock on the back of Peconic Building, accessible from Parking lot #2



Lisa Hamilton, Director of Campus Activities, Michael J. Grant Campus

Sharon Silverstein, Director of Campus Activities, Ammerman Campus

Denny Teason, Director of Campus Activities, Eastern Campus


Ammerman Campus, Selden, NY

Babylon Student Center 533 College Rd., Selden, NY 11784 (Map)
Main #: 631-451-4812 Fax #: 631-732-4330
Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. M-Th 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Friday

Pantry Pick-up area: Babylon Student Center Loading Dock, located across from Kreiling Hall, enter off of College Road

Michael J. Grant Campus, Brentwood NY

Captree Commons #110 1001 Crooked Hill Rd. Brentwood, NY 11717 (Map)
Main #: 631-851-6702 Fax #: 631-851-6302
Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. M-F

Pantry Pick-up area: Nesconsett Hall parking lot #1,  enter off of Wicks Road

Eastern Campus, Riverhead, NY

Peconic Building Room 122 121 Speonk Riverhead Rd. Riverhead, NY 11901 (Map)
Main #: (631) 548-2522 Fax #: (631) 548-3613
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F

Pantry Pick-up area: The Loading Dock on the back of Peconic Building, accessible from Parking lot #2

Read about community partners providing support for Food

Read about recent contributions and efforts to increase community awareness and support.

January 13, 2021 The Retirees Association of Suffolk Community College Executive Council (RASCC) donates $1,000 in honor of soon to be member Sister Mary Ann Borrello to support Suffolk County Community College students.


Sister Mary Ann Borrello at the food pantry she started in the 1970s. Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

December 23, 2020 Newsday "Community college's 'Sister Mary Ann' leaving legacy of philanthropy, kindness" By Catherine Carrera

March 2019 - Giuseppe A. Nigro Lodge # 2234 Dinner Honoring SCCC Professor Sister Mary Ann Borrello's by supporting the Helping Hand Fund

Women's Basketball Food Pantry Donations

February 2019 Suffolk Women's Hoops Score for Campus Food Pantry - The Suffolk County Community College Women’s Basketball team raised money to purchase food for the college’s Ammerman Campus food pantry in Selden.
The donation will help Suffolk County Community College students who lack regular access to food -- an issue that plagues approximately half of today's college students nationally.



Photos forthcoming November 21, 2018 Deer Park - Michael J. Grant Campus Office of Campus Activities and Student Leadership Development Alumni Day Supporting Sister Mary Ann's Helping Hands Fund at the Michael J. Grant Campus Food Pantry / Suffolk Community College Foundation


November 28, 2017 The Spirit of Giving Michael J. Grant Campus Food Pantry in Brentwood was the lucky recipient of much needed supplies donated by the Island to Island Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief effort spearheaded by college faculty member Margarita Espada accepted by faculty member Sister Mary Ann Borrello.


November 21, 2017 Suffolk Community College Foundation Board Member Belinda Pagdanganan visits Michael J. Grant Campus Food Pantry.



For information on donating funds plesae contact the SCC Foundation directly at 631-451-4846 and a staff member will assist you. If you would like to make a contribution online, please visit

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