Cornell Hunger Relief

Combating food insecurity in Ithaca and Tompkins County and educating the Cornell community on local hunger issues.


About Us

Cornell Students for Hunger Relief works to learn about current local and national hunger issues and to alleviate food insecurity in Ithaca and Tompkins County by facilitating food drives to benefit local food pantries.


CHR is a program of Cornell's Public Service Center that works throughout the year to achieve three primary objectives:

1. We work to raise to learn about local hunger issues and to educate the Cornell community on the issue of food insecurity in Ithaca and Tompkins County.

2. Throughout the year, we also participate in Mobile Food Pantry visits through the Food Bank of the Southern Tier. As part of these visits, we help distribute food to community members in need. Most recently, we volunteered with the Mobile Food Pantry to distribute fresh produce and other grocery items at the Salvation Army in Downtown Ithaca.

3. During the Spring semester, we run our Big Red Food Drive. The Big Red Food Drive is our campus-wide food donation effort that encourages students to use the unspent BRBs they have at the end of the year to purchase non-perishable food items that we then donate to Tompkins County residents who are unable to obtain enough food for themselves. We also encourage students to donate excess food items from their dorm rooms and apartments to this end-of-year food drive.

Our Team

Tong Jyun Ho
Other Officer
Joyce Muchan
Juliet Remi
Swastik Chaki
Clara Matton
Publicity Officer


Hunger Relief, Cornell

Public Service Center 300 Kennedy
Ithaca, NY, 14853