Mid Michigan College launched the Campus Cupboard Food Pantry in 2018 to help alleviate food insecurity among Mid students. Since then, the pantry has fulfilled 367 orders of non-perishable and household items for students.

“Students find the Campus Cupboard to be a meaningful resource,” shared Kati Sellers, Director of Mentoring at Mid. “We’re glad students are utilizing the pantry and getting the food and items they need.”

To keep the food pantry stocked during the fall semester, a food drive is scheduled for the first week in October.

Donations will be accepted Monday, October 3 through Friday, October 7 at the following locations.

  • Donation Drop-Off Locations
    • Mt. Pleasant Campus | Student Services, Dean's Suite CLAB 242, Library CLAB 168, or The Nest Doan 116.
    • Harrison Campus | Academic Affairs 232, Laker Cafe 243, Nursing Faculty Offices 257, Technical Education Center, or the Center for Medical Imaging Studies.

Needed items include canned items such as vegetables, fruits, beans, and instant meals; boxed items such as pasta, cereals, instant meals, stuffing, potatoes, and macaroni & cheese; and bottled items such as peanut butter, jelly, salad dressing, and sauces.

The pantry cannot accept donations of opened boxes, cans, or bags of any kind, or any food items that are past their expiration dates.

“The College has made a concentrated effort to better serve our students who face challenges outside of the classroom,” noted Sellers. “And we appreciate our community partners who are helping us to make more resources available, like the Greater Lansing Food Bank who partnered with us on the food pantry project.”

For more information about the upcoming food drive or the Campus Cupboard contact us at campuscupboard@midmich.edu.

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