Surge Cupboard Food Pantry

The Surge Cupboard Food Pantry helps students who are dealing with food insecurity.

Currently-registered Cincinnati State students may visit the Surge Cupboard once a month to receive up to a 3-day supply of food and toiletries at no cost, by showing their Surge Card (student ID card).

Hours and Location:

The Surge Cupboard is in Main Building Room 137 on Clifton Campus.

Food Pantry Hours:

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday – 12 p.m. (noon) – 3 p.m.
  • Students should bring your Surge Card and Blackboard login information
  • Students can contact Angela Haensel ( to set up an appointment to visit the food pantry at a different time

Students with food insecurity concerns may also contact the FreeStore FoodBank or

Farmer’s Market

During Fall and Spring semesters, the Food Pantry offers a monthly Farmer’s Market, with seasonal fruits and vegetables available to currently-registered Cincinnati State students at no cost. 

The produce is provided through a partnership with the FreeStore FoodBank.

Farmer’s Market Days, Hours, and Location

  • Thursday, September 19th
  • Thursday, October 17th
  • Thursday, December 5th

Each Farmer’s Market Day starts at 11 a.m. and continues until all the food is gone. The usual location is the ATLC First Floor Lounge, near the Fireplace (or look for posters with an alternate location).

SNAP Benefits

Surge Cupboard Mission

Address food insecurity within our student community by establishing and operating an on-campus food pantry to provide food, toiletry items, and related consumer programming.

Surge Cupboard Vision

We envision a community where student success is not hindered by lack of food or access to consumer education.

Surge Cupboard Values

 We value service, inclusion, opportunity, and human dignity.

  • We provide opportunity for service by students, for students.
  • We provide ethnic and culturally relevant foods.
  • We deliver services in a discreet and accessible location.


Cincinnati State employees are welcome to contribute non-perishable food and toiletries (see the list below). Please avoid glass containers; plastic containers are preferred.

Department offices throughout the College have boxes where you can leave your Surge Cupboard donations. If your office needs a donation box, please contact Angela Haensel.

You can also give a monetary donation via the Donate page. Just select “Surge Cupboard” from the dropdown.


For questions or donations contact Angela Haensel, Food Pantry Club Advisor or (513) 569-4845