Milligan’s SUNY Buffalo State Student Food Pantry
Newman Center Pick-Up

The Food Pantry is named after a town restaurant, Milligan’s, in Indiana. Reverend Linda Harley-Mould, one of the founders of the Milligan’s Buffalo State Food Pantry, had reported that while her father was attending Tri State College in Indiana, he was struggling financially. He prided himself as someone who could take care of himself, so he supported himself by photography jobs and as a musician. He was playing with a band that would later be well-known–The Glen Miller Orchestra. Checks did not always come on time so that he went for extended periods of time without money. Milligan’s was a restaurant that catered to the local college students. Because he did not have money to pay, the restaurant agreed to let him run up a tab. They continued to allow him to eat there until his check came in. Then, in a way that did not damage his pride, they declined to accept his payment. 

Rev. Linda’s father took opportunities during his life to help those in need without compromising their dignity, as a way to return the kindness offered him. This is the spirit in which those involved in the food pantry work to preserve. 

Milligan’s Buffalo State Food Pantry founders were staff from the Buffalo State Counseling Center and the campus Critical Incident Support Team, as they recognized that some students were food insecure. Over the last 3 years, the food pantry has increased contacts over campus so that more students can be assisted. 

The Newman Center is proud to be a part of Buffalo State’s Food Pantry Committee. If you are a student in need of assistance, please contact the Newman Center by phone at 716-882-1080 or by e-mail at [email protected] to schedule a time to pick up food. We respectfully ask that you do not show up without communicating with a member of our staff first. You will need your banner ID number with you at the time of pick-up. For more information on other sites, please contact us.