Colonial Cupboard Student Food Pantry


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About the Pantry

The university is pleased to offer this resource to our students.  Our pantry was established in Spring 2019 and is managed by the Office of Student Involvement under the direction of the Dean of Students Office.  The Colonial Cupboard is located on the 2nd floor of the Nicholson Center.  The pantry is designed to meet the immediate food needs for all of our currently registered students.  All undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to use the pantry as we know that food insecurity can impact the ability of our students to achieve their academic, professional, and personal goals. 

Robert Morris University and the Colonial Cupboard are members of the College and University Food Bank Alliance.  For more information about the pantry, please contact the Office of Student Involvement at or by phone at 412-397-5956.

Given COVID-19 restrictions, the Colonial Cupboard operations have been modified.  Please contact our office by phone to learn more about how access to the pantry will be provided for the Fall 2020 semester.

How to Donate

The pantry welcomes donations of non-perishable food items.  Arrangements can be made to accommodate limited donations of perishable items, fresh fruits and vegetables.  The pantry can accommodate items that must be refrigerated or frozen.   

Favorite items include:


        Spaghetti sauce

         Peanut butter and Jelly

        Canned vegetables and fruit cups

         Packaged items such as instant potatoes, rice, pasta, and macaroni and cheese

         Juice and other bottled beverages

         Breakfast items (cereal, pancake mix, syrup, pop tarts and muffins

        Snack items such as salsa, chips, microwave popcorn, cookies, and granola bars

We also have a section of the pantry for basic necessities and personal care items.  Soap, toilet paper, tissues, toothpaste, feminine hygiene products, cleaning supplies, and laundry soap are much appreciated by our students.

Individuals or organizations wishing to organize a drive or make a monetary donation should contact the Office of Student Involvement at or by phone at 412-397-5956.  

Additional Community Resources

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank:

Allegheny County 211:

RMU Student Emergency Fund:  412-397-6483