• CCAC South Campus Cupboard

    Campus Cupboard

    Room G-313

    We can provide our students with free groceries.

    Stop by for more information.


    The Campus Cupboard, located on the third floor of G Building, is a unique service at CCAC South that provides free groceries to eligible students. It was created in partnership with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to address the growing nationwide concern of food insecurity among college students.

    Shoppers have the opportunity to pick up free groceries from a selection of nonperishable food items, as well as produce and meat. Each household receives at least three days’ worth of food during each visit.

    CCAC South is dedicated to the success of our students and helping them eliminate barriers to achieving their goals. Free groceries allow students in need to save their money for books and other living expenses. Cupboard2

    HOURS OF OPERATION 

    Fall/Spring semesters:
    Mondays, 2-4pm
    Tuesdays, 2-4pm
    Wednesdays, 4-6pm
    Thursdays, 12-2pm

    Summer semester:
    Wednesdays, 4-6pm
    Thursdays, 12-2pm

    *Note: The CCAC South Campus Cupboard always follows the academic calendar, as well as any unforeseen delays and/or closures at the campus. Please refer to ccac.edu for up-to-date academic calendars, delays, and closures.Camps Cupboard1

    Need more information?
    Darren Lesher, Coordinator
    Office: B-408
    Phone: (412) 469-6352
    Email: dlesher@ccac.edu

     


    Campus Cupboard FAQs

    How do I sign up?
    It’s easy! Simply visit the Campus Cupboard during the open hours listed to the right and ask a volunteer to assist you with the sign-up process; takes about 10 minutes and then you’re free to shop!

    Do a lot of students use the Campus Cupboard?
    Yes, nearly 40 students per month visit! Feedback about the service has been positive. Students using the Cupboard report academic and personal improvements, including better grades and more money freed up to cover other living expenses.

    How often can I shop at the Campus Cupboard?
    Shoppers may visit the Campus Cupboard up to once per month to select items. 

    What kind of items can I expect to find in the Campus Cupboard?
    The Campus Cupboard offers a variety of items from foods to home goods. Items often differ from month to month depending on the availability of certain items, but you can expect to choose from a large and diverse selection of goods including frozen meats. In warmer months, we also offer fresh vegetables as a result of the hard work of our volunteers in the CCAC South Community Garden. 

    Where does the Campus Cupboard get its items?
    CCAC has a strong partnership with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. For this reason, CCAC South gets monthly deliveries from the GPCFB to replenish inventory. In addition, donations from the CCAC community help to ensure that the Campus Cupboard is always well-stocked! 

    Is the Campus Cupboard open to community members?
    No. The Campus Cupboard is currently open to only CCAC students and staff whose incomes fall below the guidelines displayed above on this page. 

    How do I get to the Campus Cupboard?
    The Campus Cupboard is located in Room G-313 of South Campus, 1750 Clairton Road, West Mifflin, PA 15122. More specifically, it is located on the 3rd floor of G-building. There are several ways in which you can access the G-3 level: 

    • G-3 entrance: enter directly on the G-3 level through the double doors near the greenhouse. Once through the doors, immediately turn left and find the large "Campus Cupboard" sign.
    • G-5 entrance: from the G parking lot, enter the doors on the G-5 level and immediately take the stairs or elevator down to level 3. At the end of the hallway on G-3, you will see the large "Campus Cupboard" sign
    • All other areas of campus: head for the 4th floor of any wing/building; all of the buildings connect on this level. Locate G-wing, which connects directly to both B- and L-wings. Follow the G hallway all the way down to either the stairs or elevator, then take them down to level 3. At the end of the hallway on G-3, you will see the large "Campus Cupboard" sign.

    What can I do if I need emergency food assistance?
    The Campus Cupboard does offer emergency food assistance, even for those who have already shopped in a given month. If you find yourself in such a situation, please contact Darren Lesher at dlesher@ccac.edu or (412) 469-6352. 

    I would like to donate to the Campus Cupboard. How and what can I donate?
    The Campus Cupboard happily accepts monetary and item donations! It is difficult to pinpoint at any one time which items are most needed, but you can always contact Darren Lesher at dlesher@ccac.edu or (412) 469-6352 to ask. Monetary donations should be given in the form of checks made out to "CCAC" with the memo "Campus Cupboard donation" and submitted to the CCAC South Office of Student Life located in Room A-406.