Maria's Place Food Pantry

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Maria’s Place provides the Central community with donated, non-perishable items to ensure that Central students, faculty, and staff can acquire the necessary items to fulfill basic needs. Access to food and necessary supplies is a human right and everyone ought to be treated with respect and dignity. Thanks to the ongoing support of our generous Central community members and the University's Circle of Care Team, Maria's Place can continue to serve the Central community.

This is a free service for all current Central students, faculty, and staff who are in need of food and other necessary items. Those using the pantry may take ten items per visit. During the first visit, the individual’s Central BlueChip ID Card must be shown. All visits to the pantry are confidential and volunteers maintain the privacy of visitors.

We welcome you to utilize the Central Campus Pantry!

 How to find us

Commuter Meal Assistance

Swipe Out Hunger - Student Hunger is Real. We Can Help End I

Sodexo, Central’s food service provider, has partnered with the national “Swipe Out Hunger” program. Through this partnership, we are able to provide our commuter students with “swipes” for free meals in the Dining Hall. As many as 60% of college students in Connecticut experience food insecurity. Swipe Out Hunger can help. Please fill out the online form and several meal swipes will be added to your BlueChip card. Students will be able to use their swipes at Memorial Hall or Hilltop Café. For more information, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at 860-832-1601.

Sign Up for Meal Swipes

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Summer 2024 Hours
Monday through Friday 11am-4pm

Contact Information

Ramon Hernandez
Courtney McDavid
Special Project Administrator
President's Office
Lawrence J. Davidson Hall