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CINO Pantry

Open to everyone!

Due to CCU's COVID-19 response plan, the majority of campus buildings are closed. Therefore, the CINO Pantry is not open for visitors at this time.

If you are in need of assistance around food or other basic needs insecurity, we are still here to help! Please contact sai@coastal.edu with an explanation of the type of resources you are looking for, and we will connect you.

The CINO Pantry is a free food pantry open to any and all CCU students, faculty, and staff. Visitors do not need to qualify in any way or meet any requirements to use the pantry. The CINO Pantry is completely supplied through donations from the campus and community.

The CINO Pantry was created by students in an effort to help reduce hunger and improve nutrition on campus. The idea for the CINO Pantry originated in a University 110 class in 2012. The need for the pantry was determined based on the percentage of CCU students who received financial aid and the number of juniors and seniors who lived off-campus and struggled with having enough money to cover the average amount of rent each month and still have enough money to buy food or a meal plan.

CINO Pantry is open to all students, faculty and staff. CINO Pantry is located in Lib Jackson Student Union B-214 and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Take Our Survey!

We want your feedback! Visit our CINO Pantry Survey to let us know what food and goods you would like to see provided in the Pantry.

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Pack the Pantry: Parking Amnesty Week

Pack the Pantry: Parking Amnesty Week is an annual that allows students, staff, faculty, and visitors to "pay" select parking citations by contributing five nonparishable food items to the CINO Pantry. Pack the Pantry takes place during the first week of classes in the fall semester. Keep an eye out this summer for more information about our fall 2020 Pack the Pantry!

Interested in donating to CINO Pantry?

Because of campus closures due to COVID-19, we are not currently accepting donations to the CINO Pantry. However, we do encourage you to donate to one of the food pantries inthe Conway and Myrtle Beach communities!

We welcome donations of non-perishable food items to the CINO Pantry. Please contact Amelia Carte, Coordinator for Civic Engagement, at acarte@coastal.edu or 843-349-2939 prior to donating non-perishable food items to ensure that we have room for donations. If we are unable to accommodate donations, we can refer you to one of our community partners who would appreciate your generous donation.

Items we need

  • Breakfast items
    • Cereal
    • Oatmeal
    • Shelf-stable milk
    • Breakfast bars
  • Snacks
    • Protein bars
    • Fruit cups
    • Crackers
  • Canned tuna and chicken
  • Pasta and pasta sauce
  • Canned fruit
  • Microwave meals

Items We Do Not Need at This Time

  • Canned veggies
  • Chicken noodle soup
  • Any cream soups (cream of mushroom, cream of chicken, etc.)

*We also suggest individually package items and anything that can be made in a microwave.