Help us alleviate the challenges of food insecurity that many CMU students face.
The Student Food Pantry aims to ensure that hunger is not a barrier to academic success or well-being for any student at Central Michigan University. It helps students stay focused and well-fed with distributions of free food. Learn more about the availability and reasons for the food pantry below.
The Student Food Pantry is open to any currently enrolled CMU student in need of supplemental food assistance. The first food distribution occurred from 6-8 p.m. on November 27, 2018, and it is now open weekly on Tuesday 5-7 pm, Wednesday 3-5 pm, and Friday 12-2 pm. The Student Food Pantry is located near the North Campus Testing Center under the Robinson Residential Restaurant.
When Kourtney Koch, ‘18, applied to run the new CMU Student Food Pantry, she didn’t realize she’d see her classmates showing up, hungry and in need. Some come because they missed a paycheck or they’re between jobs and just need a little assistance. Some students are homeless and don’t have access to food. Just a $2 donation buys five pounds of food.
Read more about the Student Food Pantry’s mission and its opening night here.