For Immediate Release
February 26, 2019


Suffolk Women's Hoops Score for Campus Food Pantry

Suffolk Women's Basketball team poses with donated food

The Suffolk County Community College Women’s Basketball team raised money to purchase food for the college’s Ammerman Campus food pantry in Selden.

The donation will help Suffolk County Community College students who lack regular access to food -- an issue that plagues approximately half of today's college students nationally.

Helping with the food pantry donation are, from left, back row: Associate Head Coach Kerry Swanson, Anhya Jenkins (Central Islip), Aysha Shirley (Central Islip), Assistant Coach Andrea Iavarone, Lindsey Devine (Hauppauge), Head Coach Kevin Foley. Front row, L to R: Chrissy Hobson (Bellport), Alexis Jackson (Central Islip), Leatrice Brown (Huntington), Kasey Koerner (Bayport), Nina DeStefano (Smithtown).

Food insecurity, or the absence of food, impacts a student's health, ability to succeed academically and graduate. Suffolk County Community College operates food pantries on all three of its campuses.