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Community Needs Hub opens in Peet Hall at Alfred State College


Thrift store, food pantry, and more open Monday-Saturday

The Civic Leadership student ambassadors stand behind the Community Needs Hub sign

ALFRED, NY, October 25, 2023 – Alfred State College recently opened the Community Needs Hub. The space located on the ground floor of Peet Hall houses our campus pantry, a clothing thrift store, lab and academic loaner equipment station, and houses park and trail clean-up equipment.  The Community Needs Hub will be a great addition to campus student support and service opportunities.

“We are so excited to have this new space to provide much needed services to our students,” commented Director of Global Engagement and Civic Wellbeing Cyan Corwine. “We are appreciative of everyone that worked so hard to make this a reality. We now have a home that allows visitors to access the services we offer within our department.”

Current hours of the Community Needs Hub are:

  • Monday: 12 – 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 12 – 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 12 – 6 p.m.
  • Friday: 12 – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Corwine continued, “I have been so impressed with the dedication of my student civic engagement advocates. They put in a lot of effort to get the area organized and open. Now they are staffing and interacting with the visitors to the Hub.”

Alfred State was one of 28 SUNY colleges receive funding from a historic investment by Governor Hochul and the Legislature in SUNY’s operating budget for 2023-24. SUNY is investing sustainable funding to support campuses in addressing food insecurity. Alfred State was one of six campuses to be awarded money to expand their food pantry’s physical space.

The Community Needs Hub is happy to receive any clean/good condition clothing and non-perishable food. Donations can be dropped off during open hours in Peet Hall or items can be left in the donation bin at the 3rd floor entrance of the Student Leadership Center.

Currently there is a need for winter attire (coats, hats, gloves, boots, sweaters), men’s clothing, ramen noodles (vegetarian and meat options), and pasta sauce.

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