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Surge Cupboard Food Pantry

The Surge Cupboard Food Pantry will re-open on Sept. 21, 2021.

The Surge Cupboard is in the Main Building on Clifton Campus.

Fall Semester hours will be:

  • Tuesdays – 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Wednesdays – 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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).

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

Farmer’s Markets

During Fall and Spring semesters, the Food Pantry offers a Farmer’s Market, with fruits and vegetables distributed to currently-registered students at no cost. The produce is provided through a partnership with the Freestore Foodbank.

The monthly Farmer’s Market takes place in the ATLC “Spot” (Room 130, just outside the Bookstore). Produce is distributed from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., or until all produce is gone.

Farmer’s Markets for Fall Semester:

  • September 16
  • October 21
  • November 4

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.


For Questions or to Donate:

Angela Haensel, Food Pantry Club Advisor
angela.haensel@cincinnatistate.edu or (513) 569-4845