Colonial Cupboard Student Food Pantry

 COLONIAL CUPBOARD STUDENT FOOD PANTRY

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FACULTY/STAFF > DEPARTMENTS & OFFICES > STUDENT LIFE > COLONIAL CUPBOARD STUDENT FOOD PANTRY

About the Pantry

The university is pleased to offer this resource to our students.  The Colonial Cupboard is located on the 2nd floor of the Nicholson Center within the Office of Student Life.  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 us at studentlife@rmu.edu.  The Pantry is available Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.


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:

        Soups

        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 studentlife@rmu.edu or 412-397-5956.  


Additional Community Resources

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank:  https://www.pittsburghfoodbank.org/get-help/

Allegheny County 211:  http://pa211sw.org/

RMU Student Emergency Fund:  412-397-6483


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