SUNY Cortland Cupboard

The SUNY Cortland Cupboard remains open for students in need of non-perishable foods and personal hygiene items at no cost.
As a general reminder, there is no application required to access the Cupboard.

ID Card Access Available

New in the Fall 2020 semester, students can access the SUNY Cortland Cupboard by swiping their SUNY Cortland ID card. This service will be available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Temporary policy changes

Please note the following changes in order to help us maintain a safe and healthy environment.

  • Students will be asked to use hand sanitizer (provided) or wash their hands before collecting their items.
  • Only one person will be allowed into the Cupboard at a time, though more than one guest can be in the room outside the Cupboard.
  • A student cannot take more than two (2) of one kind of item per day.  Students may take, for example, two cans of soup, plus one or two boxes of cereal, and so on.
  • Students who are exhibiting a cough, fever, shortness of breath, etc. will not be allowed to enter the Cupboard. Instead, they should contact for alternative pick-up options. 
  • Students who cannot visit the Cupboard during the new hours should contact to request an appointment – at least 24-hour notice is required.

Additional community resources

About the SUNY Cortland Cupboard

The SUNY Cortland Cupboard is filled with shelves of non-perishable food items and essentials like can openers and personal care products that SUNY Cortland students living off-campus often cannot afford.

Mission Statement

Address food insecurity of SUNY Cortland students in need by providing them with non-perishable food items and personal care products in a respectful and private manner at no cost, thereby promoting their well-being and helping them pursue academic excellence.

Vision Statement

Continually adapt to meet the needs of SUNY Cortland students to ensure that they maintain a state of well-being and achieve academic excellence. Future aspirations include offering perishable food items and nutrition information.

If you have any questions, contact Natasha McFadden.

Cupboard Information


Basement of Interfaith Center (7 Calvert Street)

Semester Hours

Monday through Friday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Students can access the Cupboard by swiping their SUNY Cortland ID Card

Contact Information

Natasha McFadden
Chair, Board of Directors

Brockway Hall, Room 215E
Phone: 607-753-4910