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Feeding Student Success!

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The North Central Michigan College Campus Cupboard is a year-round food pantry established to support the students of North Central who may be dealing with food insecurity.

The Campus Cupboard supplies students in need, who may not have a reliable source to provide these items on a regular basis, with nutritious foods and other personal items. Faculty, staff, students, community members, and many community-based organizations work together to provide these items to NCMC students conveniently and discreetly throughout the year.

Students, to place an order with the Campus Cupboard:

Campus Cupboard orders can be placed online at any time through the student portal. Once your order is ready for pick-up, you will receive an email (in your North Central email).

To submit an order:

  1. Log into the NCMC Portal. 
  2. Click “My North Central.”
  3. Click forms tab at the top of the page.
  4. Click “Campus Cupboard” link on the left menu.
  5. Fill out and submit the form.

PLEASE NOTE: An NC Portal login is required to access this form. Students must present a current student ID at the time of pickup; another form of ID will not be accepted. If you need a Student ID, please see Student Services.


Call 231-348-6605 or email

If you are in need of food immediately, resources are available. 

Manna Food pantries

Suggested Donations

  • Fresh and Frozen Foods
  • Cereal
  • Canned Fruit
  • Apple Sauce
  • Mac-n-Cheese/Boxed Meals
  • Canned Chicken or Tuna
  • Pasta and Pasta Sauce
  • Peanut Butter
  • Rice/Ramen Noodles
  • Soups
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Tooth Paste/Tooth Brushes
  • Toilet Paper
  • Infant Diapers and Wipes

Frequently Asked Questions

Food insecurity is connected with a variety of academic concerns, most of all graduation rates.  In order for our students to succeed, graduate, and focus on their college experience, a Campus Cupboard was created to ease the hunger and insecurity that many college students experience.

Monday - Thursday*: 8am - 9pm
Friday*: 8am - 7pm
Saturday - Sunday: 10am - 5pm

*All orders submitted after 2pm Monday - Thursday will be filled the next business day. Orders submitted after 2pm on Friday will not be filled until Monday.

After an order is submitted online, you will receive a follow-up email from Campus Cupboard indicating the order has been filled and is ready for pickup. Orders that are not picked up after three days from notification will automatically be restocked into the Campus Cupboard for redistribution.


Pickup will not be available whenever the Student and Community Resource Center is locked and not open.  If you have an order waiting at the pick-up site, the restocking timeframe will be extended to accommodate the holiday or unexpected closings.  If you have an immediate need, please refer to our list of local resources.

At the present time, the services of the NCMC Campus Cupboard are only available to currently-enrolled NCMC students who are experiencing food insecurity.  Please see above for links of nearby resources, including Manna Food Project.  If you have specific questions about resources, please email

The food and personal care products that stock our pantry shelves comes from a variety of sources.  Donations, budgets specific for student support, and campus food drives are our main sources.

While food is the main focus, the Campus Cupboard is also regularly stocked with personal care products.  Occasionally, some items will be placed at stations around campus for a quick, readily available snack between classes.

Contact us at or view our suggested donation list on this page.

Currently, we are still developing best practices for our campus food pantry and are therefore unable to accept perishable items.  We hope to extend what we can offer in the future!

There are two ways to get in contact with the food pantry.  The best option is to email, or call Student Services at (231) 348-6605.

You can get involved with the NCMC Campus Cupboard in a few different ways.  The food pantry is supplied through donations from North Central clubs and organizations, as well as community organizations and individuals.  This requires food drives and donations from students and/or community members.  If you would like to conduct a food drive please contact for more information.

The NCMC Campus Cupboard accepts individual donations as well.  Please view our suggested donation list.  Email or call (231) 348-6605 to set up a time to drop off your donations at one of our storage or pickup locations.

You can also volunteer at the NCMC Campus Cupboard.  This will involve various activities depending on what is needed at the time.  Please contact for more details on how you or your organization can get involved with distributions and other operations activities.

Any currently-enrolled North Central student who is experiencing food insecurity qualifies for the services of the Campus Cupboard.  All you need to use the Campus Cupboard is your NCMC Student ID card.  The Campus Cupboard asks no further questions and takes no record of personal information.  (The NCMC Campus Cupboard is committed to maintaining your privacy).  Please contact if you have any concerns.

Orders can be processed for you and your household once every 7-day period.  Quantity limits are determined by family/individual needs and are designed based on product availability and demand.

Order pick-up is located at the Student and Community Resource Center Fitness Administration office.

Thank you for supporting our North Central students! 
Together we make a difference in the health and well-being of our campus community!

Make a Donation

Donations can be made at the Student Services office, located in the Student and Community Resource Center (SCRC), Room 503. If you have questions or simply want more information, email: or call (231) 348-6605.

Have Questions?

Make a Monetary Donation

Monetary donations to the Campus Cupboard can be made through the NCMC Foundation. Please visit our giving site. (Select the Other Option and Type In “Campus Cupboard” for your donation)

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