Ribbon Cut on Community Food Pantry

February 5, 2021

Pictured: SUNY CCC staff, College President Dr. Mullaney, Trustee Polly Chu, her husband William B. Mattingly III and Board Chair Nancy M. Wightman.

SUNY CCC President Bill Mullaney with Polly Chu and William B. Mattingly III, whose donation made the food pantry possible.

Dr. Mullaney gives opening remarks

Dr. Mullaney cuts the ribbon with trustee Polly Chu and her husband William B. Mattingly III.

After being selected as a partner agency of the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, Corning Community College cut the ribbon Thursday on a new community food pantry on its Spencer Hill Campus. 

“Baron Necessities” will now serve students and the community on the ground floor of the Commons Building. People will be asked to bring their own bags, with a suggested limit of two bags per week. The pantry will offer clothing items as well.

“In speaking with our students, we learned that their existing challenges with food insecurity have only increased during the COVID pandemic,” notes Dr. William Mullaney, SUNY CCC President. “The opening of Baron Necessities will be a tremendous benefit to them and to members of the community. The College is proud to partner with the Food Bank of the Southern Tier to provide this vital service to those in need.”

food pantry baron mascot

Purchases for the food pantry, including refrigerators, freezers and shelving units were made possible through a generous donation by Dr. Polly Chu, a trustee from the College’s Regional Board of Trustees, and her husband, William B. Mattingly III.

“We always felt that to be part of our community, we needed to contribute and help those who are food insecure work towards their education,” Chu shared at the ceremony.

pantry shelving

Due to ongoing COVID precautions, all community members must follow the current visitor policy before accessing the food pantry. The full Restarting Campus Operations and COVID-19 testing for Surveillance plan is available on the College website

Curbside pickup will be available due to COVID-19 safety precautions. Arrangements can be made by calling the College’s Office of Student Life at 607-962-9002 or by emailing studentlife@corning-cc.edu.

Hours of Operation: Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 11:30a.m. - 5:30p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday: 2 - 6p.m.; Saturday: 10a.m. - 2p.m.