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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. 

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

Hours of Operation

Due to COVID-19, the Cats’ Cupboard Food Pantry is offering twice monthly pick-up of pre-ordered bags of food. This service will be provided to students by appointment. 

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For questions about this change, email foodpantry@ohio.edu

How can I access Cats’ Cupboard?

During COVID-19 response measures, the Cats’ Cupboard Food Pantry will be offering prepackaged bags of food. This service will be provided to students by appointment only. To gain access, sign up

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

During COVID-19 response measures, donated items will be collected outside of the Baker Maggie Davis Room on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

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 expirations 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.