The “Helping Hands Lounge” was officially opened September 17, 2019 as part of the college’s commitment to student concerns, and a way to help address issues of food insecurity that the college community at all locations had identified over the years. The Lounge is managed by a full-time administrator with the support of student, faculty, staff and community volunteers.
We serve students on a walk-in basis in our location in the heart of campus. In addition to providing grab-and-go snacks to students on main campus and all regional college locations throughout the county, we also provide other food, toiletries and new clothing items for students and their families. We also connect students with a Monmouth County Social Services representative on-site to help them address various social service issues such as food, including applying for New Jersey SNAP benefits, as well as housing, mental health and child care issues.