The Campus Cupboard was formed in 2017 as a response to increased food insecurity among students at Glen Oaks. Through a partnership with the Emergency Care Network and the South Michigan Food Bank, the Campus Cupboard is run entirely on grant funds along with generous payroll contributions from several GOCC staff and faculty.
Staffed by volunteer College employees, we strive to make visiting the food pantry a comfortable experience for students.
Currently enrolled GOCC students are able to receive 3-5 days worth of nutritious food (with quantities of food items based on the number of people living in the student’s household) once every two weeks. To request food assistance service, first-time Campus Cupboard users can complete a Campus Cupboard Application online. Volunteers will look over each application and reach out to the student to schedule a day and time to pick up a pre-assembled food box.
Care is taken to try and provide food items that the student has indicated they want and need, depending on what’s available at that time. Students who have previously visited the pantry can log in to Etrieve and complete a Campus Cupboard Re-Order form.