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Student Basic Needs

At SUNY FMCC, we are committed to ensuring our students have the resources to achieve their full potential. We define basic needs as the essential resources that impact your health, academic performance, and overall well-being.

Raiders Relief Food Pantry

Food insecurity has increasingly become an issue on college campuses and can pose a significant barrier to student success. Many students come to campus with limited resources and little experience managing their needs. Hunger makes it difficult to study, sleep, or engage in academics and social activities at the same level as peers. If our students’ physiological needs are not being met, it ultimately decreases the chances of meeting their full potential and their overall student experience at Fulton-Montgomery Community College.

How & When to use the pantry

Students and employees who wish to access the Raiders Relief Food Pantry are welcome and encouraged to visit L-100N in the Library Building once a week. Please bring your FMCC ID.  You will be asked to sign in upon arrival.

Hours of Operation – Monday through Friday during the Spring and Fall semesters, contingent on staffing (limited schedule during Summer & Winter semester and Spring break). Look for the ‘open’ sign!

For any other days or times please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to set up an appointment to visit the Raiders Relief Food Pantry.

Donate to the pantry

We are sustained by the generosity of our donors.  We seek donations of perishable and non-perishable food items as well as personal care items.  For those who wish to donate to the Raiders Relief Food Pantry, items can be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday to the Student Involvement Office (located in the Commons), Room L100S. Please contact the Student Involvement Office at 518-736-3622 x 8070 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To make a monetary donation to the Raiders Relief Food Pantry please click here.

FMCC employees can also donate by payroll deductions using this form.

The pantry is currently in need of the following items:

Condiments: mayo, mustard, pickles, BBQ sauce, salad dressing, etc.
Baking staples: sugar, flour, baking soda, baking powder, muffin mix, cake mix, brownie mix, shortening, vanilla extract, spices
Cooking staples: seasonings/spices, cooking oils, small sized salt and pepper shakers
High-protein non-perishables – nuts, trail mix, canned chicken, tuna, salmon, ham, protein bars
Pantry items: peanut butter, jelly, taco shells, taco meal kits, prepared meals, rice, alfredo sauce, juice boxes, applesauce, oatmeal, cornmeal, pancake syrup, jello and pudding mixes, chips, crackers
Cleaning products: paper towels, sanitizing solutions and wipes, laundry soap, bleach, dish clothes, sponges, sos pads, dish soap, bathroom cleaner
Personal care items: shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, razors, toothpaste, dental floss, mouthwash
Refrigerator items: butter, milk
Freezer items: fish, vegetables

Additional Resources

The Raiders Relief Food Pantry is here for you when you need it!  You can visit the pantry in person during open hours. If you have any questions or need any further assistance, please feel free to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Other Local Food Pantries – if you are not able to come to campus here is a list of other local food pantries:

Reggie’s Closet – Now Open! 

We now have gently worn clothing items for students, faculty and staff in need!  Located in the Raiders Relief Food Pantry.  Items are FREE, please limit two items per week.

If you are interested in donating gently used in-season items they can be dropped off to the staff member in the food pantry.

Community Assistance and Mental Health Services

FMCC partners with our community partners. Please see the separate section for more detailed information to assist with shelter, hunger and mental health support.

Bus Transportation Services

Transportation is available for FMCC students, faculty and staff.  Ride the bus to and from the SUNY FMCC Campus.

Bus Fare Cost
  • Ride Brown Coach and Gloversville Transit Bus Services for one price per semester. Unlimited FMCC Semester Pass – $350.00
  • Brown Coach Bus Service (Amsterdam): 10 Tickets – $20.00
  • Gloversville Transit Bus Service: 11 Rides – $22.50

All above tickets and passes can be purchased at the Bursar’s Office located in the Student Welcome Center. Financial Aid (if eligible) may be used to purchase tickets or passes. Individual tickets can also be purchased with cash on the bus. Montgomery Area Express (MAX)/FMCC Bus Service: Tickets and passes may be purchased by request on the bus. Fare cost varies based on originating location. The MAX Monthly “Freedom Pass” is $50.00

  • Montgomery Area Express (MAX)/FMCC Bus Service: Tickets and passes may be purchased by request on the bus.  Fare cost varies based on originating location.  The MAX Monthly “Freedom Pass” is $50.00
CDTA Bus Service
  • Route #600 will serve Amsterdam neighborhoods via Church Street, Clizbe Avenue, Guy Park Avenue, Division Street and Route 30.
  • Route #601 will serve South Amsterdam and Route 30 via Bridge Street, Market Street and Wallins Corner Road.
  • Route #602 will connect Amsterdam to Schenectady via Guy Park Avenue, Division Street, East Main Street and the Mohawk Turnpike (Route 5).

Please visit for routes, fare cost and additional information.

FMCC Playmates Child Care Center

The Fulton County YMCA/FMCC Playmates Child Care Center located on the college campus is a well-equipped, child-centered facility that provides affordable, quality childcare for college students, faculty, and staff members. If space is available, the community at large is accepted.

Philosophy and Curriculum

We believe that children learn best by doing what comes naturally, PLAY! Our program strives to provide a safe, stimulating, healthy and nurturing environment for its children. The curriculum reflects the child’s age and research, developmentally effective practices.

Daily activities include play within specially created learning areas and outdoor play for fresh air and large motor exercise, we use the college gymnasium in inclement weather. We are often seen taking walks around the campus and enjoy being part of the community.

Parents are our valued partners in supporting the children’s learning and are welcome to visit and encouraged to participate in the program.

Staff view themselves as role models and strive to respectfully meet the needs of all families.

Ages Served

Our license with the Office of Children and Family Services allows us to serve a total of 32 children between the ages of six weeks and Kindergarten entrance.


Two nutritious meals, breakfast and snack, are provided to the children each day as prescribed by the Division of Nutrition of the New York State Department of Health. Parents provide a peanut free/tree nut free lunch.


Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 5pm. Scheduling is flexible.

Enrollment Process, Fees & Tuition Assistance

Please call Christianna Husted at 518-762-5333 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for enrollment information and other questions. Enrollment requires the completion of an application, the submission of a college class schedule, and other New York State required documents.

Fees vary according to the age of the child and the number of days attending. 

A variety of tuition assistance opportunities are available for eligible families.

Quality Stars NY Participant

We are proud to participate in the voluntary improvement system as development spans a lifetime.