The Community College of Allegheny County provides a supportive and transformative learning environment that prepares graduates to meet critical needs in the region’s workforce.
At CCAC, we believe that life outside the classroom is an important part of your college experience. Each CCAC campus has a variety of activities to enhance your lifestyle – including athletics, cultural events and personal development seminars.
The CCAC Educational
Foundation is the fundraising and benefactor arm of the college. It seeks to
create vital connections between the college and the wider community
to ensure the ongoing viability of the college.
The Campus Cupboard food pantry is a unique service at CCAC
South that provides free groceries to eligible students and staff.
It was created in partnership with the Greater Pittsburgh Community
Food Bank to address the growing nationwide concern of food
insecurity among college students.
In order to qualify, students must be registered for at least
one class at CCAC and be either Pell-eligible or meet income
guidelines (shown below). Staff must simply be employed at CCAC and
meet the same income guidelines, which are based on 150% of the
national poverty line.
The Campus Cupboard is located on the third floor of G Building
at South Campus in Room G-313. Previously, the pantry was open for
monthly distributions. Now, due to some exciting changes and the
help of many CCAC staff members and volunteers, it is open four
days per week for two hours each day. The hours of operation are as
When visiting, shoppers have the opportunity to pick up free
groceries from a selection of nonperishable food items, as well as
meat and produce (when available; typically the second
Tuesday-Thursday of each month). Each household receives about
three days' worth of food during each distribution.
For more information about the Campus Cupboard, please
Darren LesherStudent Development SpecialistSouth Campus, Room Bfirstname.lastname@example.org(412) 469-6352
Campus Cupboard FAQs
How often can I shop at the Campus
Cupboard?Shoppers may visit the Campus Cupboard up to once per month to
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
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 email@example.com or (412)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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