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Get Involved

We appreciate any and all support we receive! Here’s how you can help us fight campus food insecurity:

  1. Volunteering:
    1. We accept volunteers every Thursday from 8 AM – 3 PM. Further volunteer opportunities are announced through our Volunteer Email List, which you can join by filling out one of the forms below or emailing us at It is preferred that volunteers sign up beforehand, but walk-ins are also welcome.
      If you are a first-time volunteer, please sign up: First Time Volunteer Sign-Up
      If you have volunteered with us, please sign up: Repeat Volunteer Sign-Up
    2. All volunteers are required to wear closed-toe shoes.
    3. Volunteer hours are tracked by the Cougar Cupboard and can be provided if needed.
    4. If you would like to volunteer in a group (5+ people), please email us beforehand at
  2. Donate or host a drive for us:
    1. If you are interested in holding a food or toiletry drive for us, please let us know and we can send you a list of items we are currently in need of. A general list of needed items can also be found below. Donations must be unopened packages and can be dropped off at our address during our open hours.
    2. Items we are consistently in need of include:
      1. Cooking oil
      2. Spices
      3. Vegetable broth/chicken broth, etc
      4. Canned chicken, beans, corn, mixed vegetables, & potatoes
      5. Milk (shelf-stable)
      6. White rice, preferably long-grained
      7. Non perishable microwavable meals
      8. Pads
      9. School supplies
      10. Cleaning supplies & detergent
      11. Personal hygiene items
  3. Text “Cupboard” to 71-777 or follow visit our Support Cougar Cupboard fundraise page to send a monetary donation.
  4. Follow us on social media for recipes, announcements, and more!
    1. Instagram: @uhcupbrd
    2. Twitter: @cougarcupboard