Basic Needs Support
CCAC's Campus Cupboards are made possible through partnerships with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and the generosity of other organizations. Ongoing support from the food bank and campus food drives keeps the cupboards supplied with a variety of canned goods, pastas and other nonperishables, frozen foods, and meats as well as some household items.
Students in need of food assistance may utilize the cupboards for free to assist them and their households. No income documentation is required; however, students are asked to complete a brief form provided on-site to use the cupboards.
The CCAC Campus Closets, currently located at South and Boyce campuses, provide students with business and formal attire at no charge. This clothing is appropriate for a variety of uses, such as special events, job interviews, job fairs and more. Any items that students select are for them to keep.
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Campus Closet Items
Among the inventories, students will find a variety of clothing:
- Button-up shirts
- Polo shirts
- And much more!
Frequently Asked Questions
It's easy! Simply visit your nearest location during the open hours listed and ask a volunteer to assist you with the sign-up process; it takes about 10 minutes and then you're free to shop!
Yes! Feedback about the service has been positive. Students using the cupboards report academic and personal improvements, including better grades and more money freed up to cover other living expenses.
The Campus Cupboards do offer emergency food assistance, even for those who have already shopped in a given month. If you find yourself in such a situation, please contact your location coordinator.
The Campus Cupboards offer a variety of food items—as well as home goods on occasion. Items often differ from month to month depending on availability, but you can expect to choose from a diverse selection of goods.
All CCAC Campus Cupboards are supported by the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank as well as donations from the CCAC community.
The Campus Cupboards happily accept monetary and item donations. It is difficult to pinpoint at any one time which items are most needed, but you can always contact your location coordinator. The college also conducts regular food drives to support the cupboards. If you are interested in making an item or monetary donation outside of these drives, please reach out to your location coordinator.
Contact the Campus Cupboards and Closets
South Campus (William Cagney Cupboard)