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OHIO recognizes that some students may not have enough to eat on a daily or weekly basis. The Cats’ Cupboard food pantry provides students access to fresh, frozen, and shelf stable food options to help with hunger.  Cats' Cupboard is located in Baker University Center, room 514.

Want guidance on what to donate? See our pack-a-bag recommendations 

Hours of Operation

The Cats’ Cupboard Food Pantry offers twice monthly pick-up of free food from the pantry. Pantry members can shop in person or fill out an order form and have their bags pre-packed.

Access to the pantry is provided by appointment.

Sign up to access the pantry 

For questions about the pantry email foodpantry@ohio.edu

How can I access Cats’ Cupboard?

Complete the sign-up form. Once the sign-up form has been completed, you will receive a link to select times to visit the pantry to shop or pick up pre-packaged bags.

How can I donate food/items to Cats’ Cupboard?

Donations can be dropped off on the 2nd floor of Baker University Center at the donation station.

Donations are always needed. Please adhere to our donation guidelines:

  • All items must have labels
  • All items must be sealed
  • No homemade goods, including baked goods and home-canned items
  • Expired items will not be accepted; check expiration dates of all items that you plan to donate

Want guidance on what to purchase? See our pack-a-bag recommendations

You can also purchase food for the pantry through Amazon, using our Amazon Food Pantry Needs list.

What food/item donations does Cats’ Cupboard need the most?

Most-needed items include:

  • Canned proteins (chicken, sardines, salmon)
  • Rice noodles
  • Black-eyed peas 
  • Cooking oil
  • Canned beans
  • Pasta/pasta sauce
  • Dried garbanzo beans
  • Dried milk
  • Nuts
  • Crackers
  • Dried fruit
Who can I contact for more information?

If you have questions about Cats’ Cupboard or other basic needs, contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 740.593.1800 or FoodPantry@ohio.edu.


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Baker University Center Food Pantry is a member of the College and University Food Bank Association.