Basic Needs

Poly Pantry

 

About the Poly Pantry

The Poly Pantry was established in 2019 to serve students impacted by food insecurity.  By providing access to food and hygiene supplies, and referrals to campus and community-based resources, the Poly Pantry hopes to maximize student success.

The Pantry is available to all Broncos who feel they are in need. As a customer-choice pantry, individuals are empowered to shop for what they need and want, in order to meet their dietary needs. The Poly Pantry located in the Bronco Student Center (BSC) is temporarily closed.

Poly Pantry 2 Go provides a no contact, curbside pickup service. Students are empowered to visit weekly and to select the offering which meets their dietary needs. Online registration is now open. Pick-up service began Wednesday, November 4th. 

Operating Hours:

  • Wednesday: 10 am - 2 pm
  • Thursday: 11 am - 3 pm
  • Friday 12 pm - 4 pm

NOTE: Poly Pantry 2 Go will be closed on November 26th & November 27th for the Thanksgiving holiday, and December 25th, 2020 - January 1st, 2021 during the winter break. Operations will continue Monday, January 4th. 

Extended Hours Nov. 25th: Poly Pantry 2 Go will be open from 10 am - 4 pm to accommodate the higher volume of students.

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Currently enrolled CPP students may visit the Poly Pantry once a week to select one pre-filled grocery bag* per visit.  *Assortment of items are pre-packed for a well-balanced meal.

Guidelines

  • Must be registered for Fall 2020.
  • Must bring face mask and Bronco ID card.
  • Pre-registration and appointment required for each weekly visit.
  • Completion of Health Screener is required each time, prior to coming to pick up food.

Steps for Pre-Registration  

  • Pre-register to pick up a weekly grocery bag by clicking here.   
  • Select the day/time that works best for you.
  • Answer the required questions. 
  • Agree to the liability waiver. For any Broncos under the age of 18, please email polypantry@cpp.edu to receive a PDF copy of the waiver for a parent/guardian signature.
  • Checkout and review attached email confirmation.

Steps for Pick-Up On Campus 

First Steps: 

CDC - Coronavirus Self Symptom Checker

Wear a Face Covering: 

  • Face coverings must be worn by all vehicle occupants and children age 2 and older when on campus to pick up food.
  • Only individuals who have been instructed not to wear a face covering by their medical provider are exempt from wearing one.
  • For exemptions, or to request a face shield due to a documented disability or legitmate medical reason, contact the Disability Resource Center at drc@cpp.edu
  • You may request a re-usable face covering by clicking here.
  • Make sure you are wearing your face covering properly!

Maintain Personal Hygiene: 

  • Wash your hands often, avoid touching your face and surfaces that are touched by others with unwashed hands. See this guide on how to wash your hands properly.
  • Disinfect supplies and packaging before consumption.
  • Use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol by rubbing into the hands until completely dry. 
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or use the inside of the elbow. Used tissues should be thrown in the trash and hands washed or sanitized immediately.
Prior to Coming to Campus:  
  • Complete the required Health Screener each time prior to physically coming to campus.
  • Vehicle occupants and all visitors must complete Guest Health Screener
  • Do not come to campus if you are ill, have symptoms or answered “yes” to any exposure questions on the Health Screener.
  • Contact polypantry@cpp.edu to request an accommodation for accessibility or designate an alternative person to pick up food on the student’s behalf.
  • Bring your face mask and Bronco ID card.
  • If arriving by vehicle, make space in the trunk for food bag.
While on Campus: 
  • Wear a face covering.
  • Maintain personal hygiene.
  • Practice physical and social distancing.

Car IconDrive-Up Procedures

  • Remain in the vehicle with windows closed, at all times.
  • Drive to parking Lot G (located near the Bookstore).
    • Pull up parallel to curb in the designated stalls.
  • Check-In with pantry staff upon arrival.
    • Hold Bronco ID card against closed window for pantry staff to verify registration.
  • Open your trunk internally. We will deliver and place the food in the trunk of the vehicle.
    • If you are UNABLE to open the trunk from the inside of your vehicle, OR the trunk is not a closed space separate from passengers (such as mini-van or SUV), staff will place your bag outside the driver’s side door, on the ground. When pantry staff return to a safe distance, open your door and pick up your bag.


Walk IconWalk-Up Procedures 

  • Avoid close contact with others by maintaining at least 6 feet of distance.
  • Travel to parking Lot G (located near the Bookstore).
  • Walk up to canopy area (located near Parking Meter Pay Station).
  • Maintain physical distancing by following visual guides and floor markings indicating where to stand while in line waiting to receive services.
  • Check-In with pantry staff upon arrival.
    • Place Bronco ID card on the table surface for pantry staff to verify registration.
    • Wait at a safe distance while pantry staff approach to deliver food by placing the bag on the table.
    • Approach the table to pick up your bag after pantry staff return to a safe distance.

You must complete the waiver during registration.

For any Broncos under the age of 18, please email polypantry@cpp.edu to receive a pdf copy of the waiver for parent/guardian signature.

  • Students must complete the Health Screener each time prior to coming to campus, wear a face covering, maintain personal hygiene and practice physical distancing by remaining in the vehicle with windows closed while on campus. 
  • Do NOT enter campus if you are ill, have symptoms or answered “yes” to any exposure questions on the Health Screener. Instead, email polypantry@cpp.edu to request an accommodation for accessibility or designate an alternative person to pick up food on your behalf. 

What you can do / How to protect yourself and others:

What we're doing to protect you and others:

Important notice re COVID-19: Please note any interaction with the general public poses an elevated risk of being exposed to COVID-19 and we cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed while in attendance at the event. By registering, you accept the Terms of Service and have read the Campus Protocols. By participating, you agree that you have completed the required Health Screener, each time prior to physically coming to campus to pick up food at the Poly Pantry curbside pickup distribution.

Support

Due to COVID-19 and the closure of ASI facilities, the Poly Pantry is not accepting in-person drop-off donations at this time. To help us provide reliable access to sufficient quantities of nutritious food, please consider our list of suggested healthy donations at the links below:

Suggested Healthy Donations

View Our Amazon Wishlist

Make a Monetary Donation

Contact

For any questions about the Pantry 2 Go, please contact:
Alyssa Christiansen
(909) 869-2343
polypantry@cpp.edu