In the spirit of the Power of SUNY, Cayuga Community College‘s commitment to impacting New York is clear. Among the College’s many organizational partners, like AmeriCorps, is Calvary Food Pantry, an Auburn, NY food pantry. Recent Cayuga Community College graduate Ed Onori has capitalized on his computer science skills adopted at the college to help the pantry excel in its mission — and ultimately serve over 10,000 meals every month to the Central New York community.
Lately, the pantry has witnessed an increase in their service level to meet the needs of their community. The evolving demand naturally calls for innovative solutions. In this case, Nancy Sheffield, executive director of Calvary Food Pantry, saw a need for a database to move toward a digital record-keeping system. Calvary applied for and received a $10,000 grant for building their own technological capacity, which included equipment and labor.