Cats’ Cupboard event encourages bringing in friend for shot at prizes


Cats’ Cupboard’s recent event, the Open Cupboard, which started Monday and will run until Friday, encourages students to tour the food pantry and earn raffle tickets.

Cats’ Cupboard is awarding raffle tickets for bringing a donation or a friend, which can then be used to enter drawings for gift cards to eateries such as Subway or Chick-fil-A.

“The more folks that we can get through our doors to just see the space and check it out on a tour, the more they can tell those that may need Cats’ Cupboard,” Erin Bishop, coordinator for Cats’ Cupboard, said.

Stephen Kucera, student support director for Student Governing Association and graduate student in accounting, volunteers at Cats’ Cupboard. Kucera said he became interested in volunteering for the organization when he learned about the food insecurity issue among the student body.

The cupboard, located in 009 Fairchild Hall, is a food pantry meant to tackle food insecurity that opened in the Fall of 2017. It offers a variety of food, hygiene products and other essentials such as cooking equipment.

Kucera said he appreciates the organization because it provides a “supportive space.”

“All students can get the food they need to make it through their week, that day, or even just their next class,” Kucera said.