Cats' Cupboard

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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 by appointment.

Sign up to access the pantry 

For questions about the pantry email

How can I access Cats’ Cupboard?

Complete the sign-up form using your Ohio University email address when prompted to enter an email.

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

What is the community meals schedule?


Athens County Job & Family Services 13183 State Route 13, Millfield, 740-797-2523 | M-F 10:00 am – 3:00 pm *Bring Photo ID and mail to verify address

First United Methodist Church 2 South College Street, Athens, 740-593-3977 | 12:00-1:00 pm


Athens Church of Christ 785 West Union Street, Athens, 740-593-7414 | 5:30-6:15 pm


United Campus Ministry (UCM) | 12 p.m. | 18 N. College St. Athens, OH | 740.593.7301 

Friends and Neighbors Community Ctr. | 12 p.m. | 24576 Parkersburg Rd. Coolville, OH | 740.667.0684


United Campus Ministry 18 North College Street, Athens, 740-593-7301 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Nelsonville Community Dinner 82 West Washington St. Nelsonville 6:00 -7:00 pm


Good Works | October – March | 3 North Plains Road, The Plains

April – September |7857 Luhrig Road, Athens. 740-594-3339 | 4:30-6:30 pm

Saturday & Sunday

Temporarily Not Available



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