Kaleigh Oates ’20 and her roommates, who live in a private home, quickly rolled up their sleeves and reached out to their older and immunocompromised Hamden neighbors to offer to pick up groceries and prescriptions. They're currently working to help more than a dozen neighbors.
Working to reduce hunger and support food recovery in our community
Quinnipiac and Haven’s Harvest formally announced a new partnership that will help reduce hunger and support food recovery in Hamden.
Quinnipiac Dining, which oversees food services at the university, is now donating its excess food directly to Hamden residents through Haven’s Harvest, a nonprofit organization that currently provides food to those facing food insecurity throughout Greater New Haven. Quinnipiac students will volunteer to help distribute the food throughout Hamden.
Programs and Services
Working for the common good feels good
As champions of community service, our 10,000 students volunteer throughout Connecticut, from assisting with Ronald McDonald House projects and raising money for charities to motivating school children in the region with Read Aloud days to beautifying neighborhoods. Our health professions students provide free clinics, and our law students perform legal services and tax preparation for residents in need. The university enriches the community with cultural opportunities, athletics and entertainment options that attract thousands annually.
Community Programs & Services
Off-Campus Housing Task Force
Our Off-Campus Housing Task Force is the main contact for area residents and elected leaders, partnering to enhance the well-being of our shared community, informing the public of community interest projects and events, and sharing other efforts and opportunities that will bring our community together.
Hamden Police Chief
QU, Vice President and Dean of Students
Hamden resident and landlord
Chief of Environmental Services, Quinnipiack Valley Health District
QU, Student Government Association (SGA) representative
Hamden Police Deputy Chief
Hamden Planning and Zoning
Hamden Building Inspector
Hamden Town Council President
Hamden Fire Chief
QU, Public Safety Chief
QU, Vice President (of Community Relations) and Chief of Staff