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 Semester Hours (when classes are in session):

  • Tuesdays: 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 3 to 5 p.m.

Spring/Summer Semester Hours (when classes are in session):

  • To be announced

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 "Spot" (Room 130, just outside the Bookstore). Produce is distributed from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., or until all produce is gone.

Fall Farmer's Markets are scheduled for:

  • October 11
  • November 8
  • December 6


For Questions or to Donate:

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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