National research shows that 1 in 5 college students experience some form of food insecurity. The need for a pantry on our own campus is just as great. In 2013/14, 64.5% of Tunxis students (a total of 2,960 individuals) suffered from the risk of food insecurity.

Location and Hours

thePantry@Tunxis is located in Founders Hall


Walk-in Hours During the Spring and Fall Semesters

  • Mondays – 4:00 to 6:00 pm
  • Thursdays – 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

For access outside of walk-in hours, please see

  • Any Counselor in the Academic Advising and Counseling Center – 860.773.1510
  • The information desk in the evening

How Does The Pantry Work?

Students are allowed to self-refer, or may be referred by campus departments. Students in need are welcome to visit The Pantry twice per month and receive a total of 20 items per month. Students are encouraged to bring their own grocery bag or to reuse the bag they are given upon their first visit to the pantry. Students must present their Student ID or other proof that they are a current, registered Tunxis student in order to receive food. 

Things We Need:

• Peanut Butter
• Tuna
• Canned Meats
• Soups
• Canned Vegetables
• Cereal
• Cereal Bars
• Pasta
• Sauce
• Canned Fruit
• Canned Stews
• Shampoo
• Conditioner
• Soap
• Deodorant
• Toothpaste
• Toothbrushes
• Toilet Paper
• Laundry Detergent
• Feminine Hygiene Products

Donation boxes are located in the 100 building, in the library lobby and in the Student Lounge. Cash donations are also accepted through the cashier’s office.

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