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CINO Pantry

The CINO Pantry is located in room A-215 on the second floor of the Lib Jackson Student Union

Just use your swipe your CINO Card to enter

Please call the Office of Student Life if you need any assistance



CINO Pantry Hours

*The CINO Pantry is open anytime the Student Union is Open*


Normal Hours of Opertation: 

Sunday          12 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Monday - Thursday   8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday   8 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday   12 p.m. - 11 p.m.

*Exterior doors to the Student Union are locked 15 minutes prior to closing time.

*The Student Union is closed on Memorial Day, May 31.

About Us

The CINO Pantry is a free food and resource 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.

We house food, menstrual products, hygeine products, toiletries and a small assortment of clothes. 

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 A-215 and is open during Lib Jackson Student Union hours and can be accessed by swiping your CINO Card.

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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Recipe's That Use the Food in Your Pantry

Pack the Pantry: Parking Amnesty Week (August 24th, 2022 - August 30th, 2022)

Pack the Pantry: Parking Amnesty Week

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.

THANK YOU to everyone who donated and volunteered for Pack the Pantry 2020! We collected over 14,000 items for the CINO Pantry!

Interested in donating to CINO Pantry?

We welcome donations of non-perishable food items and hygiene products to the CINO Pantry.

Please choose which type of donation you are looking to make:


1. A Small Donation (less than 50 items)

You are welcome to drop off your donations in the Office of Student Life in LJSU B-213, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


2. A Large Donation (More than 50 items)

If you are planning on donating more than 50 items to the CINO Pantry (for example, an organization, office/department, or class) please complete the form below.

CINO Pantry Large Donation Sponsorship Form


If we are unable to accommodate your donation at this time, we can refer you to one of our community partners who would appreciate your generous donation.

If you have any questions about donating, please contact Leah Levert, Coordinator for Civic and Community Engagemnet at

Items we need

  • Breakfast items
    • Shelf Stable Milk (dairy and milk alternatives)
    • Cereal
    • Oatmeal
    • Breakfast bars
  • Snacks
    • Protein bars
    • Fruit cups
    • Crackers
  • Canned tuna and chicken
  • Canned fruit
  • Microwave meals
  • Hygiene Items
    • Feminine Products
    • Toothbrushes
    • Toothpaste
    • Deodorant
    • Soap
    • Shampoo and conditioner for all hair types

Items We Do Not Need at This Time

  • Canned Green beans
  • Canned Corn
  • Canned vegetables
  • 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.