Part 1: Background

The Mid Michigan College Campus Cupboard opened its doors in September 2018 as a food pantry established to directly benefit Mid students. This special initiative is in full operation with the help of Mid’s employees, students & volunteers. The Campus Cupboard is funded by a generous grant from the Mid Michigan College Foundation & community donations. Special thanks to the Greater Lansing Food Bank and the Community Compassion Network for their assistance and support in making this vital service available to our students.

Part 2: Hours

The hours of operation will vary each semester based on usage demand and staff availability. Hours will be posted prominently at each pantry location as well as their official website.


Part 1: Non-Discrimination Policy

Mid Michigan College Campus Cupboard does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

Part 2: Right to Refuse Service

Mid Michigan College reserves the right to refuse services to clients in the event they present to the pantry intoxicated or abusive and threatening to pantry personnel, volunteers and/or other clients. Concerns regarding student conduct may be referred to the Student Conduct Coordinator.

Part 3: Unauthorized Entry

Entry into or use of the Campus Cupboard without authorized approval is strictly prohibited. This also includes, but not limited to the unauthorized possession, duplication, or use of college keys, lock combinations, access codes, and access cards and/or credentials.

Part 4: Inclement Weather Policy

When the College is officially closed due to inclement weather or other safety reasons, the Campus Cupboard will also be closed.


Part 1: Requirement

Any student wishing to receive products from the Campus Cupboard must be a currently enrolled student at Mid Michigan College with a minimum of one credit hour in that semester and be at least eighteen (18) years old. Current enrollment will be verified by the Campus Cupboard representative on duty at each client visit.

Part 2: Amount

Students are allowed to utilize the Campus Cupboard one (1) time each week where they can receive up to fifteen (15) non-perishable food items. Note: some smaller items may be specially marked as two (2) or five (5) items equals one (1) item.

Students who are experiencing other social needs and/or who need to provide food for their entire family may be referred to the Office of Student Wellness for connection with other community resources.

Part 3: Inventory

Food orders can vary depending on what foods are available on any given day. Specific items are not guaranteed to be in stock.


Part 1: Federal Regulations

The Campus Cupboard adheres to federal regulations with regards to the acceptance of donations. This special initiative is a non-perishable food pantry, which only accepts food items that are in containers and does not need to be refrigerated.

Part 2: Non-Perishable Food Items We Accept

  • Canned items such as vegetables, fruits, beans and instant meals
  • Boxed items such as pastas, cereals, instant meals, stuffing, potatoes and macaroni & cheese
  • Bottled items such as peanut butter, jelly, salad dressing and sauces

Part 3: Non-Perishable Food Items We Do Not Accept

  • Opened boxes, cans or bags of any kind
  • Any food item which has passed its expiration date

Part 4: Monetary Donations

Members of the Mid Michigan College Community can support the Campus Cupboard by contacting the Mid Foundation:

  • Check submitted to the Business Office made payable to the Mid Michigan College Foundation c/o Campus Cupboard


  • Harrison location: Inside the Student Recreation Center, First floor Room 169
  • Mount Pleasant location: Doan Center, First floor room 116


Individuals must be current Mid Michigan College student, faculty, or staff to volunteer at the Campus Cupboard. Volunteers must sign the appropriate documents at the beginning and end of each shift worked. All volunteers must strive for the highest ethical, professional, and courteous standards at all times. There will be no eating or utilization of the Campus Cupboard while volunteering during the designated shift.

Rules for Volunteers

  1. Always arrive on time.
  2. Verify student enrollment in order to gain access to the Campus Cupboard.
  3. Keep the use of cell phones to a minimum and turn your cell phone to silent during your shift.
  4. At any time during operational hours the door must be open and a volunteer must be present to assist students.
  5. If a volunteer cannot work their designated shift, they must contact the Student Food Pantry Coordinator at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance. Failure to provide adequate notice will prevent sign-up for future shifts.