Campus Basic Needs Support

Financial Resources

At Cecil College, we pride ourselves on providing a quality education at an affordable price. If you've thought about going to college but didn't think you could find room in your budget, be sure to review the financial resources we offer.

Student Emergency Grants

Emergency funds given by the College to students experiencing a catastrophic life event. Speak with a financial aid advisor for more information.

Food Pantry

In response to increased hunger and food insecurity throughout our college community, Cecil College provides food pantry locations on both campuses so students have easy access to snacks and meals.

Grab & Go Locations

For quick snacks to grab and enjoy whenever you need it, visit one of our Grab & Go stations located on the North East campus in the Library (Bldg. A, second floor), Student Life Office (Bldg. D, room D114), Academic Success Center (Bldg. G, room G310), and the Arts and Sciences Building (Bldg. C, fourth floor). A station is also located at Elkton Station on the third floor near room 302.

Groceries to Go

Located in the Student Life office (Bldg. D, room D114), there are bags of perishable and nonperishable food for students and employees who are experiencing food insecurity. They contain take-home items for meal preparation like chicken, vegetables, fruit, eggs, etc.

Available Food and Other Essentials

The following is some of what's available for free on a first come, first serve basis:

  • Canned goods
  • Fresh produce
  • Eggs
  • Flour
  • Milk
  • Juice
  • Potatoes
  • Rice
  • Baby formula
  • Personal hygiene products

Items are replenished the second Thursday of each month.

SNAP Application Assistance

Need assistance with applying for the Supplemental Nutrition Application Program (SNAP)? A SNAP coach can help. Email or call the SNAP Hotline at (443) 686-0020.

Cecil College SNAP Coaches

Name Email
Cheryl Davis-Robinson
Arshaneka Fountain
Raegen Iler
Rebecca Kennedy
Suzanne O’Bryan
Janel Robinson

More Information

For more information or to donate food, please contact the Student Life office at To donate funds to the food pantry program, please visit our Cecil College Foundation page.

Mental Health Resources

Please visit the Mental Health Resources and Support page for information and links to services that include, but are not limited to, crisis intervention, linkage to community resources, advocacy on behalf of students, faculty and staff, as well as education on various social issues such as mental health, domestic violence, adult and child maltreatment, and substance abuse.

Student of Concern/Request for Resource Referral

If you have concern for a student's well-being, including death of a family member or friend, injury/illness, mental health issues, misuse of alcohol and/or drugs, self-harm, unusual behavior, and/or financial concerns, please submit a request for resource referral to alert College support staff of the situation.

If the situation is an emergency or if someone is in danger, please call 911. If a situation warrants immediate attention, but is not a life-threatening emergency, please call Public Safety: for the North East Campus, call (410) 287-1601, and for Elkton Station, call (410) 287-1602.

Zen Den

Located in the Student Life suite, Technology Center (Bldg. D), room D114, the Zen Den offers the following services to students:

  • Relaxation – Space can be used for meditation, prayer, relaxing respite, etc.
  • Lactation Room – Furnished with a comfy chair along with hand sanitizer and magazines. Door can be locked and a sign posted for room in use for additional privacy.
  • Food Pantry – For those experiencing food insecurity, grab-and-go options as well as take home boxed and canned goods are available.

The Zen Den is open Monday–Friday from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. For more information on any services, please email