MANSFIELD, PA— The Mansfield University Food Pantry has a new name and a new location.
The MU Campus Cupboard, now located in Alumni Hall, Room 116, was officially dedicated with a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house on Wednesday, February 14.
“We felt the name change was necessary because we don’t just provide food,” Social Work (SWK) Club President Eric Grant said. “We have personal hygiene products, cleaning supplies and other items for students who may be in need.”
“The new location gives us much more space for storage and we also now have two refrigerators, which will allow us to offer items that are perishable,” SWK Club Advisor and Department of Social Work Chair Tiffany Welch said.
Responding to a need for some of its students identified by a committee that was formed to address food insecurity across campus, the MU Campus Cupboard opened in the fall semester. Students can make use of the Cupboard and all it offers no questions asked.
The MU Campus Cupboard is currently open on Mondays from 1-5 p.m. The plan is to expand the hours as needed.
The effort is organized by the SWK Club.
“It is heartwarming to be involved in a service to our students that is clearly a community effort,” Welch said. “We have had so much support in the form of donations from students, faculty, staff, and even the greater community from agencies and organizations such as PSECU, the local VFW, Northwest Savings Bank as well as some other campus organizations such as Campus Ministries and the Women’s Center. We are truly blessed”
Anyone interested in donating food, other products or money to the Campus Cupboard can email email@example.com