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The Cupboard is a food pantry open to any current UWSP student

The Cupboard was created to help students meet basic needs so that they can focus on their academic success. The food pantry is staffed by student volunteers who organize food drives, raise awareness, and assist with the distribution of food to those in need. We are here to support all students who have a degree of food need; whether a short-term, immediate need, or lasting need.

The Cupboard is successful because of the gracious donations of campus faculty/staff, community members, and students. If you wish to donate stop by DUC 061 and drop your items in the teal bin!

Access the Pantry

1. Visit The Cupboard During Walk-In Hours. We are located on the lower level of the Dreyfus University Center (DUC) in Room 061 Monday – Friday 8 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. except for state-recognized holidays. Check out SPIN for details.

2. Fill Out an Online Request Form. Can’t make it during open hours or would prefer to not come to The Cupboard? No problem! Fill out this request form. Volunteers will pack a box of groceries based on your preferences and leave it for you at the CASE front desk. You will receive an email from SPIN when your package is ready for pickup.

We accept online orders anytime, including during finals week and all summer. 

What information will we ask for?

    • We will ask you to provide your first name and show your student ID. If you have any questions, please email

    • You will be asked to read and sign a liability waiver for the food received.

    • You will NOT be asked to provide any financial information.

    • We will not share your information with anyone, including Financial Aid.

What will I receive? 
The Cupboard’s inventory is collected through donations. We will do our best to provide you with a variety of protein, fruit, vegetable, and grain items. We also provide perishable items to promote well-balanced meals. Perishable items are only available by visiting The Cupboard, not through online orders.

How often can I visit?
We will ask that you visit The Cupboard no more than once per week, but we will never turn someone away who needs assistance.

Confidentiality Policy
All volunteers are screened through an application process, attend a volunteer orientation and sign a confidentiality and code of ethics agreement.

Are you in need of clothing or household items?
Check out the Office of Sustainability for more information on The Closet (clothing) and The Back Pack (school, home, hygiene supplies).

Food Donations

The Cupboard accepts fresh, non-expired food items. Please bring donations to Campus Activities & Student Engagement (CASE) in the DUC, Room 050, or call 715-346-4700 if you need assistance with your donation.

Donations can also be shipped directly from stores such as Costco, Sam’s Club, etc.

Shipping Address: 
1015 Reserve St, Room 50,
Stevens Point, WI 54481

To ensure food safety, The Cupboard cannot use:

  • rusty or unlabeled cans
  • expired items
  • non-commercial canned or packaged items
  • alcoholic beverages, mixes or soda
  • open or used items
  • medications
  • homemade items
Image of donation suggestions for The Cupboard.
If you are a student interested in learning more about the Cupboard, check out SPIN.

Monetary Donations

No gift is too small. Monetary donations allow us to stock the shelves, especially with high-nutrient foods, specialty foods, or items missing from our current inventory. We may also use monetary donations to purchase equipment used for The Cupboard.

Please make checks payable to the UWSP Foundation and designate “The Cupboard Fund #4890” in the memo line.

Mail your checks to:
UWSP Foundation
2100 Main Street, Suite 134
Stevens Point, WI 54481

Or, feel free to donate money using your credit card at and designate your gift to “The Cupboard Fund #4890.” Thank you for your support!