Catherine’s Cupboard

Catherine’s Cupboard is a FREE  food pantry on campus designed to serve Trocaire students and staff who experience food insecurity.  Catherine’s Cupboard is located in Rm. 340 on Trocaire’s Main (Choate) campus and is open to all Trocaire students and staff.  The pantry is named after Sisters of Mercy foundress Catherine McAuley and provides microwavable and 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 are also made available through 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 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. A Student and/or staff ID is the ONLY requirement to access the pantry.

The aim of Catherine’s Cupboard is to put an end to food insecurity, help our students/staff attain an active and healthy life style, 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 the Food Security Project and overseer of Catherine’s Cupboard. She can be reached at 716-827-2514, or via email: mainm@trocaire.edu

 

Hours of Operation

Monday. Tuesday. & Thursday: 10:30 a.m.- Noon and 2- 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Donating Food!

In addition to routine food and toiletry drives on campus, donated items can be dropped off at the security desk on the Choate campus anytime.
All donations are greatly appreciated!

 

 

 

Some suggested items for donation

  • Canned Fruit and vegetables
  • Peanut butter
  • Crackers
  • Jelly
  • Pudding
  • Pasta & Pasta Sauce
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Beans
  • Rice
  • Jello
  • Canned Meat including Tuna, Salmon, etc
  • Noodles
  • Microwavable and Canned soup
  • Toaster Pops
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Cereal
  • Toiletries, diapers, etc.

 

 

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.