Social Services

Food Pantry

Cincinnati State Surge Cupboard Food Pantry

The Surge Cupboard Food Pantry — located in Room 137, Main Building, on the Clifton Campus — is operated by a Cincinnati State student organization.

All currently registered Cincinnati State students (taking classes at Clifton, Middletown or Harrison campus) are eligible to use the Food Pantry once a month, to receive 3 days’ worth of food and toiletry items.

Fall/Spring Hours (when classes are in session):

  • Tuesdays: 3 to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: noon to 2 p.m.

Summer Hours (when classes are in session):

  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 3:30 to 5 p.m.


Farmer's Markets

Once a month, the Food Pantry offers a Farmer's Market, with fruits and vegetables distributed to students at no cost. The produce is provided by the Freestore Foodbank.

The monthly Farmer's Market takes place in the ATLC first-floor lounge area. Produce is distributed from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (while supplies last).

Summer Farmer's Markets are scheduled for:

  • June 14
  • July 12
  • August 9


For Questions or to Donate:

Laurie Malone, Food Pantry Club Advisor
laurie.malone@cincinnatistate.edu or (513) 569-1427

Cindy Sefton, Food Pantry Club Advisor
cindy.sefton@cincinnatistate.edu or (513) 569-1699

For more information: http://library.cincinnatistate.edu/foodpantry


Surge Cupboard Food Pantry Mission, Vision, and Values

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.

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

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.

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