Queens College Receives New Grants to Fund Campus Organizations

students hand out food

QUEENS COLLEGE — On January 31st, The Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation approved $70,000 in grants awarded to Queens College. The funds will be divided between two campus organizations: The Knights Table Food Pantry receiving $20k and the Queens College Service Corps receiving $50k.

This continues Petrie’s long standing partnership with CUNY, which aims to cultivate student wellness and success. Last year, the foundation awarded over $1.2 million to CUNY schools to cover students’ emergency financial situations and combat food insecurity. QC’s grant comes as budget cuts have resulted in major layoffs at Queens College and further cuts are proposed to the CUNY system.