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Campus Cupboard

campus cupboard

Who Are We?

Campus Cupboard is a volunteer-based, 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to alleviating hunger and financial burdens in the University of Central Missouri community. Food and personal care items are provided.

Campus Cupboard opened in October 2013. It was developed through the collaborative efforts of the Office of Student Activities, the Department of Communication Disorders and Social Work, and the Department of Nutrition and Kinesiology, along with an Opportunity Grant from the UCM Alumni Foundation.

Fall and Spring semester hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 3:00-5:30 pm

Who Do We Serve?

Campus Cupboard serves the University of Central Missouri campus community. Any UCM faculty, staff member or student who presents a valid UCM ID may select 10 items per week from Campus Cupboard.

For emergency situations, after business hours, contact 660-543-4381.


Campus Cupboard is located in the lower level of the UCM Student Recreation and Wellness Center. Take a left at the locker rooms and another left at the end of the hall to the first door on the left. 


Items Available*:

Bread Deodorant Pasta
Canned fruit Granola bars Pasta sauces
Canned vegetables Jelly Peanut butter
Cereals Juices Toilet paper
Crackers Meat Toothpaste
... and more!    

Fresh produce is donated by local farms on occasion.

*Items vary depending on donations.


  • 1 in 9 people worldwide goes to bed hungry each night. (Source:
  • Food insufficiency during college years could affect cognitive, academic and psychological development. (Source:

How Can You Help?

For more information on volunteering or donating to Campus Cupboard, contact Beth Rutt, Director of Student Activities, at (660)-543-4381.


Make a monetary donation.



The Campus Cupboard is just one example of how we look beyond ourselves and work together to benefit others, and it puts our Student Recreation and Wellness Center into full use - helping feed and care for people. 


Beth Rutt
Director of Student Activities
Lower level of SRWC
Tel: (660)-543-4381


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