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The Student Food Pantry at Central Michigan University will work to alleviate the challenges and hardships of food insecurity that many CMU students encounter during their academic career. The food pantry will ultimately provide much needed support for students so they can remain enrolled and ultimately achieve a degree. The Student Food Pantry is open every other Tuesday and Wednesday 4 - 6 pm. Volunteers and recipients can register for the upcoming distribution below!

   Volunteer Tuesday
Volunteer Wednesday


Spring 2019 Dates

      Tuesday 4-6 pm      Wednesday 4-6 pm

January 15th      January 16th

January 29th      January 30th

February 12th      February 13th

February 26th      February 27th

March 12th      March 13th

March 26th      March 27th

April 9th      April 10th

April 23rd      April 24th

Student Food Pantry Newsletter 

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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 open every other Tuesday and Wednesday from 4-6 pm. Please check above for Spring 2019 dates.

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 will be open to any currently enrolled CMU student. We will verify enrollment, but do not have any financial eligibility requirements. We will have 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 link above to sign up to volunteer at the upcoming distribution. If the volunteer opportunity is full, please fill out this form and we will contact you about future opportunities.


When can I get food?

Every other Tuesday and Wednesday from 4-6 pm or by appointment if you cannot make those times.

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