The Missouri Western student cupboard located in Blum 214 is now accepting donations. The cupboard’s goal is to help Missouri Western students in need. It offers supplemental food for students who might not be able to afford it.
Junior and business marketing major at Missouri Western, Joanna Reital said the cupboard is important for all students.
“The Campus Cupboard is an opportunity for students to get free groceries instead of having to go out and pay out of pocket,” Reital said.
All students need to access the cupboard is a Missouri Western student ID.
Reital said the cupboard is available to all students.
“The student cupboard is one of the main resources that students get here on campus, if they don't get the chance to go off campus, especially for those living on campus,” Reital said. “Some students might not be able to drive, or they might be from out of town, or they might not be able to have a job with everything going on. So it's just a free resource for all the students to get an experience all together at once.”
Donations are being accepted at this time, and is a good way to give back just in time for the holiday season.
Ashley Neal is a student intern at the Missouri Western cupboard.
“I chose an internship at the cupboard because it sounded like a cool way to help students,” Neal said.
Any non perishable items are accepted at the cupboard. Anything from canned goods to anything that can be put in a freezer or fridge that is not expired.
Neal said it would be a lot of help for other students if students were to donate.
“It’s important to donate because it’s helping students on campus,” Neal said. “It’s us giving back to us.”
The Campus Cupboard is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Students can request a different time or day to visit the Campus Cupboard after hours by going to the Student Affairs office in Blum 228.