Catherine’s Cupboard

Choate Campus, Room 349




Catherine’s Cupboard is a FREE food pantry on campus designed to serve Trocaire students and staff who experience food insecurity.

The pantry is named after Sisters of Mercy foundress Catherine McAuley and provides non-perishable food items to students for immediate use or to take home for their families. Toiletries and personal supplies like toothbrushes, feminine hygiene items, diapers, and shampoo are also available. All are provided freely and discretely to any student or employee who needs them. Information regarding additional community resources and/or social services is also made available through the pantry. Verification of current enrollment or employment at Trocaire College is the only requirement to access the pantry.

Food insecurity is the lack of reliable access to sufficient quantities of affordable, nutritious food. National research has revealed that food insecurity is common among students at colleges and universities across the United States. In the spirit of our mission as a Catholic and Mercy institution called to address the unmet needs of our students and society alike, Catherine’s Cupboard represents one key effort by the college, among others, to address the needs of our students and staff. The aim of Catherine’s Cupboard is to put an end to food insecurity, help our students/staff attain an active and healthy lifestyle, and ultimately, to aid and support student success, the overarching goal of the College.

All questions concerning Catherine’s Cupboard can be directed to Sister Marie André Main RSM, Coordinator of Catherine’s Cupboard. She can be reached at 716-827-2514, or via email: [email protected]

Hours of Operation:

Monday: 10:00am-4:00pm

Tuesday: 10:00am-4:00pm

Thursday: 10:00am-4:00pm

Friday: 10:00am-4:00pm

For immediate assistance, students may also stop by the Wellness Center or contact [email protected] outside of the scheduled hours above




Catherine’s Cupboard thanks all who generously donate non-perishable food and toiletry items, which directly assist Trocaire students and employees in need. If you are looking to make a donation, you may now visit our Amazon Wishlist to directly donate or to obtain a list of desired donations. Donations may be dropped off at the security desk, Wellness Center, or directly to Catherine’s Cupboard.


In the spirit of  Catherine McAuley, we pray that each student who enters Catherine’s Cupboard comes to know more deeply the love and mercy of God while receiving the necessary food to live a happy and healthy life.

In gratitude, we ask God’s blessing on all of our donors for their great generosity in helping us fill our shelves.


Student Food Request Form

This is a form to be used by students requesting assistance from Catherine's Cupboard.