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Help Campus Cupboard

Those interested in helping can make online, monetary donations.

As COVID-19 continues to shut down communities across the country, Millersville University’s (MU) Campus Cupboard is there to help.

The cupboard is located in The HUB, on the lower level of the Millersville Community United Methodist Church on George Street. The entrance is at the back of the building.

Ed Weber, a campus minister involved with the cupboard, wants the Millersville community to know that the cupboard will remain open and will continue to provide food for the underserved.

Inside Campus Cupboard.

“We aren’t trying to be the sole source of food, but we also understand given the circumstances we might have to supplement more than we used to,” he said.

Weber stressed that the cupboard is well stocked now but encouraged donations to help it remain ahead of the curve in the future.

To abide by social distancing standards, Weber is asking that those interested in helping the cupboard to make online, monetary donations. Those who wish to donate can visit the Campus Cupboard website at CampusCupboard.org and make one-time or reoccurring donations of any amount.

Canned goods are available at Campus Cupboard.

“We truly appreciate everyone’s generosity,” Weber said. “But at this time, if we get the word out that we need canned goods, we will have a bunch of people going to grocery stores and we have to process all of that. Given the current restrictions, we are encouraging people to stay home. We have a dedicated staff who are shopping and keeping our shelves stocked.”

The cupboard will be open every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Anyone who cannot make it during that time frame who needs assistance should call (717) 584-4204.

All items at the Cupboard are free. They include breakfast food like cereal, frozen, microwavable meals, eggs, milk, non-perishable food items and more. For more information, visit CampusCupboard.org.

While they prefer monetary donations right now, Weber says they won’t turn away non-perishable food items. Cans of peanut butter, jelly, boxed pasta and tuna, either in a can or pouch, are the most useful. Those items can be dropped off at the entrance of the Cupboard during hours they’re not open.

Campus Cupboard was established in 2012 as an initiative of the United Campus Ministry and in collaboration with the University, with a mission to relieve food insecurity among college students.

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