Maria's Place

Maria's Place

CCSU Community Pantry


MARIA'S PLACE - CCSU Community Pantry

Due to the severity of the pandemic and the fact that the COVID-19 coronavirus is easily transmitted, Maria’s Place is currently closed. However, we are dedicated to providing assistance to our students who are experiencing food insecurity. If you need help related to food insecurity, please contact Gladys Colon at

The food pantry was named in loving memory of Maria A. Alvarez. Maria worked at CCSU for more than 32 years where she was loved by students, faculty and staff. Outside of work, Maria was a volunteer at the food pantry in her parish. The food pantry combines her love of students and compassion for the community.

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Our Primary Objective

The Food Pantry is an initiative of the Newman House at CCSU in collaboration with the Office of Community Engagement, Campus of Compassion and the Food Pantry Committee.

CCSU Community Pantry Values

  • Access to food is a human right
  • Everyone should be treated with respect and dignity
  • The Food Pantry Committee standbys the CCSU Campus of Compassion’s Charter of Compassion