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The Commonwealth Credit Union Cardinal Cupboard relies on the generosity of our Cardinal community and donations from our partners, such as Dare to Care and Kroger to keep our shelves stocked. We appreciate all donations, but are particularly grateful for products that are nourishing and healthy. Here’s a list of recommended items.

  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Whole grains
  • Dairy products and dairy substitutes
  • Lean protein foods
  • Water
  • 100% juices
  • Hygiene products

Less desirable, but still acceptable donations are savory snacks, sweets and deserts, and sugar-sweetened beverages.

The pantry WILL NOT accept the following items under any circumstances.

  • Alcohol
  • Energy drinks/shots
  • Dietary supplements and appetite suppressants
  • Over the counter medications

Donations can be dropped off at the pantry located in the Swain Student Activities Center, W312. A donation box permanently staged outside of the pantry should you like to donate outside of normal business hours.

For more donation ideas and visit the Cardinal Cupboard Wish List on Amazon.

Looking to host a donation drive? Please contact the public coordinator by email (to share your interest in conducting a drive to benefit the Cardinal Cupboard.

Monetary donations can be made through the Fund for Student Affairs webpage. Select "Cardinal Cupboard" under designation.