Community Hub

SUNY Adirondack encourages students to connect with the Community Hub through an online request at

The Community Hub at SUNY Adirondack was established to identify and meet the non-academic needs of our students.

The goal of the Hub is to provide a seamless link to community and on campus resources, and address the barriers that may get in the way of our students success.

We want our students to reach their educational goals at SUNY Adirondack and beyond!

The Community Hub provides confidential one-on-one support to its students. Free referral services include:

  • Securing health insurance
  • Food assistance
  • Transportation needs
  • Counseling: family and individual
  • Drug and alcohol counseling
  • Tax preparation

Students can make an appointment via the  Community Hub Referral form located on Student Banner.

Request services.

Community Hub Food Source

The Food Source is part of the Community Hub and is a place where all students can feel welcomed, comfortable, and empowered. The main food source is open to all SUNY Adirondack students. It's located within the confidential Counseling offices in Washington Hall and is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Please hand sanitize prior to entering and remember to bring your own bag as there may not always be bags available. The Residence Hall Food Source is open to students residing in our Residence Hall.

  1. Where does your initial funding come from?
  • Funding comes from our Community Schools grant which also funds the Community Hub.


  1. What is the Community Hub Food Source pantry purpose on campus?
  • The purpose is to ensure food security to SUNY Adirondack students.
  1. How does a student go about receiving food from The Food Source?
  • During our regular hours of operation, any SUNY Adirondack student can come in and take what they need. 
  1. What type of food does your Food Source pantry offer? Does your pantry offer toiletries?
  • The Food Source provides non-perishable foods items such as: pasta, sauce, cereal, granola bars, ready-to-eat meals, canned fruits and vegetables, soups etc. We also have some personal care items.


  1. Do you require students to have a meal plan to receive food?
  • No, any SUNY Adirondack student regardless of whether or not they have a meal plan can come get food at The Community Food Source.


  1. Is the Food Source only for students that live on campus?
  • No, the Food Source is for all students, commuters included.


  1. Do students need to demonstrate need to get food items from the Food Source?
  • No, we don’t require an application nor do students need to meet a particular criteria to access the pantry. We just ask that you sign in with your name and banner number to track the number of people who come.


  1. How can you donate to the Food Source? Who do you typically receive donations from?
  • Donations are welcomed but not required. However, if folks would like to help, please drop off food items during food pantry operating hours. Food Source located in Washington Hall, Room 116 (in the Counseling Suite), or stop by to talk with Tara Booth in Washington Hall, Room 118.


  1. Does the Food Source operate during the winter, summer break or holidays?
  • The Food Source is not open during holidays. Please contact the counseling office if you are in need of food during college breaks.


SUNY ADK CARES stands for SUNY Adirondack College Acts & Responds to Emergencies of Students! 

We encourage our students to be aware of the various financial resources that are available to SUNY Adirondack students. 
The SUNY ADK CARES initiative provides financial assistance when students face life issues that may hinder successful completion of their post-secondary goals. Grants and/or loans are provided to students in need of financial emergency assistance for transportation, shelter, medical expenses, etc.

Assistance may be provided through a grant or loan, depending on a student’s resources and ability to repay.

Students interested in learning more about SUNY ADK CARES or who would like to fill out an application to see if they qualify for a SUNY ADK CARES grant or loan may fill out the HUB request form and indicate "yes" for SUNY CARES Grant or Loan section.

Donate to the SUNY Adirondack CARES Fund.

Professional Clothes Closet

Do you have a big interview coming up OR a big campus presentation you want to look your best for, but don’t have the right attire?

Look no further! Stop by the Community Hub to get access to our Professional Clothes Closet. You will find some new and barely worn items! See below:

  • Blouses
  • Button ups
  • Women and men dress pants
  • Dresses
  • Shoes, etc.

There are no income guidelines to get clothes from the closet.


In Gratitude To The Community Hub at SUNY Adirondack

Thank you for the resources that the HUB Community has brought to the SUNY Adirondack community. As a student, I have found that these resources were extremely helpful. I can personally say that every student goes through their struggle in silence and that the HUB Community truly works to lessen that struggle — and it does an excellent job via Financial Counseling, Food HUB, Gas Cards, affordable Health Insurance, etc. 

— SUNY Adirondack Student


I wish to express my sincere gratitude to the Community Hub at SUNY Adirondack for extending resources that were literally instrumental in helping me to continue to attend classes. I was in immediate jeopardy of being displaced and it may go without saying that it is hard to focus on one’s course work when you are facing eviction.  What seemed like an accident became a miraculous, unexpected intervention for which I am forever grateful.

While taking a final exam during the summer session, I had received a call from my landlord with regard to a rent matter.  I was in an active job search and maintaining a solid GPA, but I was struggling financially and often uncertain how I was going to honor my immediate obligations. At that same time, I received an email from the Community Hub that was sent to me in error, but I felt prompted to contact the office for more information.

I learned that the Community Hub has organized on campus to address some very real immediate needs of students, such as transportation, food, and limited emergency financial resources that became available in my own time of need.  What appeared to be a misdirected email became timely intervention that circumvented disaster and what would have been considerable upheaval that ultimately would have impacted my studies. 

I am pleased to report that I am continuing on with my studies while working and will be forever grateful to the Community Hub for the timely assistance they provided in this student’s circumstances.

-- SUNY Adirondack student


"I am a single parent working part-time and a full-time student here at Suny Adirondack. Last week I was faced with a very difficult challenge -- my power was shut off. I had no idea where to go or who to talk to because this had never happened to me before. I had no idea where to go or who to talk to! After speaking to someone I was immediately set up to talk with Yasmin Lopez at the Hub. I was then given the name and phone number for a local consumer advocate through National Grid. The advocate was able to reduce some of the charges and put me on a payment plan for future payments while Yasmin helped me pay the amount to restore my power with emergency funding from the college for emergencies like mine. In a short time, they had my power back on for me and my son! Both women treated me with kindness and compassion, which really meant a lot to me. Now I know to go to the Hub and talk with Yasmin BEFORE there is a crisis and they will help me find the resources!

-- SUNY Adirondack student

The Community Hub's food source is really great. For a couple weeks now, I have used it and it has saved me $7-$15 on lunches at the school and even a $25-$30 stop to a grocery store. I was able to have breakfast and lunch on days I needed money for something more important that day. It has impacted me in a positive way and it has helped me save money for the long run. 

-- SUNY Adirondack student