Food Resources and Basic Human Needs Food Resources and Basic Human Needs

Food Resources and Basic Human Needs

In order for students to be fully prepared and academically successful, basic human needs must be met. Various food resources are available on main campus and at the Monroe Center, as well as, services for mental and physical wellness. We are committed to providing free access to services to support students through any challenges they may be having. We want all students to know that there is always someone here who can help.


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Personal Items

The Student Leadership & Engagement office has feminine products, condoms, and basic first aid supplies available free of charge for students. Visit us in H-101!

Food Resources

FCC provides two food options for students who, for whatever reason, find themselves hungry and unable to purchase something to sustain them. 

The Food Pantry is our daytime option for grab and go food times intended to help carry students over between classes.  

Students are invited to visit the Food Pantry once a day and take up to two items per day. The Food Pantry is housed in the Student Leadership & Engagement office, located on the first floor of the Student Center in room H101. In addition, free, fresh popped popcorn and water are also available. 

Food Pantry

The Food Essentials Locker provides food options for students who are on campus in the evenings when offices are closed and may need a bit more than a quick grab and go snack. Food items in the locker may change from week to week but primarily consist of soup, cereal, rice, pasta, and other non-perishable items including some organic and ethnic options. Hygiene items are also available on a limited basis.

Food Pantry

Students who are interested in visiting the Food Locker will complete the Food Locker Request Form, which can be accessed using this QR code.
Food Locker QR code
The form will require your FCC ID number and some basic demographic information – no financial questions are asked.

Students who have registered will receive an email or text with instructions on how to access the lockers, which are located on the first floor of the Student Center in front of room H100. Instructions will include a window of time in which the food will be available, a locker number, and a unique code allowing access to the locker which will contain a grocery bag of food.  Students are welcome to take what they want and can leave items they don’t need.


For more information about our food resources, please contact [email protected] or call 301.624.2793. Or visit us in the Student Center - H101.


Counseling & Wellness Services

Our Counseling & Wellness Services assist students in managing personal problems which may impact their ability to meet their academic and career goals. We provide short-term solution-focused counseling, crisis intervention, assessment and referrals to mental health resources.

Counseling & Wellness Services appointments can address issues related to:
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Abuse and violence
  • Gender and cultural identity
  • Rape and sexual assault
  • Substance use
  • Balancing family life, work, and academics


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Housing and Transportation Services

Apartment Locator
For students who are looking to relocate to the Frederick area, the Student Leadership & Engagement office has compiled a listing of area apartments and rental agencies. This list is provided for information only and FCC does not recommend or endorse any of these properties or management companies.

TransIT is Frederick County’s public transportation system, and provides transportation to FCC’s main campus and the Monroe Center. Discounted student tickets can be purchased in the Bookstore.

Frederick transit buses stop at the College from 6:40 a.m. – 9:40 p.m., Monday through Friday and 8:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. on Saturday. Buses #60, #61 and #80 stop at FCC and drop off in front of Linganore Hall. 
Discounted tickets can be purchased at the FCC Bookstore. 
Service is available for riders with disabilities; call Transit Services at 301.694.2065 for information.
Click here for complete TransIT route and schedule information.


Weight Room

FCC’s weight room is available to all FCC students and employees (non-employees and students are not able to use the facilities). The weight room is located in the Athletics Center in room D-128. The hours of operation change each semester; you can find the current schedule posted on the door as well as on FCC’s website under “Hours of Operation.” You can only work out during open hours (unless you are on an athletics team and the coach is present for your work out).

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Upcoming Events

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Student Leadership & Engagement
Student Center (H101)
Monday - Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
[email protected]


Jeanni Winston-Muir
Executive Director, Student Leadership & Engagement
Kristi Mills
Assistant Director, Student Leadership & Engagement
Zach Roberson
Student Leadership Coordinator
Shelby Carmon
Operations Manager, Student Affairs