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The Student Food Pantry at Central Michigan University works to alleviate the challenges and hardships of food insecurity that about one in three CMU students encounter during their academic career. The food pantry provides much needed support for students so they can remain enrolled and ultimately achieve a degree. The Student Food Pantry is open weekly on Tuesday 5-7 pm, Wednesday 3-5 pm, and Friday 12-2 pm.


Open Monday, 11/25 4-6 pm, and Tuesday, 11/26 5-7 pm. Closed 11/27-12/2.

Normal hours resume 12/3

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Statistics found from the EAB Study titled "Addressing College Students Basic Needs: Food and Housing Insecurity on Campus". 


When will the pantry be open?

The pantry is now open weekly on Tuesday 5-7 pm, Wednesday 3-5 pm, and Friday 12-2 pm. 

Where is the pantry located?
The food pantry is located by the North Campus Success Center on the lower level, underneath Robinson Residential Restaurant.

What are the requirements to get food?

The pantry is open to any currently enrolled CMU student. We verify enrollment, but do not have any financial eligibility requirements. Students sign a statement acknowledging a need for food assistance.

Where is the food coming from?

The food is purchased from Greater Lansing Food Bank (GLFB). 

How do I volunteer?

Visit the Engage Central page to check for current volunteer opportunities.

Are there any other places to receive food?

Yes! Check out this pdf for other food resources in the surrounding area: 

Food Resources.pdf

Are there any other types of resources for students in need?


Care Store


Financial Wellness

Isabella County Restoration House

General Resource Assistance - dial 211

Other questions?

Please email

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.