Changes during COVID-19 pandemic: 

We offer pre-packaged food and hygiene bags for pick up. Students can pick up individual-sized bags (10 items), family-size (15 items), and men’s and women’s hygiene bags. Baby items and other items are also available by special request. If students have special requests or cannot come to campus to pick the items up, please email for assistance.

The food cupboard is open to all NHCC students, including students enrolled in our University Center. This resource provides ready-to-eat food, staples, as well as supplementary items such as toothpaste, shampoo, and other hygiene products. We are happy to help students access other community resources as well.

For additional community-based food resources, click here.

For non-food needs, check out the resources available on the Community Connections Resource Center page.


Enter campus at the Center for Business and Technology (CBT) Door #13 and show your student ID. Public Safety will escort you to the new food cupboard location to select items from the shelves. Use of the food cupboard is free and confidential.

Location: CBT 181

Summer Hours: The food cupboard is open Monday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and Tuesday and Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. The food cupboard is closed Thursday and Friday. We will re-open with full hours in Fall semester.  


Donations are a vital part of ensuring the success of the food cupboard, and are greatly appreciated. 

Suggested food items include:

  • Flour
  • Sardines
  • Infant formula
  • Boxed cereal
  • Rice 
  • Soups
  • Granola/Snack bars
  • Instant and regular oatmeal

Suggested supplementary items include:

  • Dish soap
  • Laundry soap
  • Razors
  • Deodorant
  • Lotion
  • Soap/body wash
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Feminine hygiene products