City College Closes Community Food Pantry

benny's food pantry sign

BARUCH COLLEGE — At 11:14 a.m. on April 29, City College shut down its campus food pantry in response to the pro-Palestine protests. In an email, Benny’s Food Pantry announced, “due to the current demonstrations occurring on campus, we currently lack the necessary staffing to manage Benny’s Food Pantry effectively.”

However, it is still unclear as to why the campus chose to shut the pantry down as opposed to alternative actions, such as limiting how often students can visit.