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Food Pantry

About the Cavalier Cupboard

Hunger Task Force

The SPACE staff oversees the Cavalier Cupboard. This food pantry is designed to meet the immediate food needs of Western students by providing them with access to perishable and non-perishable food items, hygiene items, school items, diapers, and information on local resources. This service is open to all Western students with a valid student ID. Students are able to choose their own product each visit based on their household size and needs. We encourage individuals to take enough items to cover one week for their household. 

The Cavalier Cupboard is affiliated with the Hunger Task Force of La Crosse.

How to use the Cavalier Cupboard

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  • First-time users need to register using a client in-take form at The SPACE in the Student Success Center, Room 222. 
    • The personal information in this form will be kept confidential. We will only report utilization of the pantry to gain future donations.
    • After the in-take form is completed, a staff member will walk with you to the Cavalier Cupboard to gain entry.
    • Student IDs will be activated by the Dean of Students within a couple of days. If it has yet to be activated and you need to access the pantry, please come to The SPACE.
  • Students who have registered and have access via their student ID can swipe into the Cavalier Cupboard during business hours.


The Cavalier Cupboard is open 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

If you have questions about our service, you may contact us at or 608-785-9594.


Interested in easy-to-cook recipes that don't require many ingredients? Check out the Cavalier Cupboard Cookbook.

Other Cupboards

Black River Falls Regional Location has a mini cupboard in their resource room.

Tomah Regional Location has a mini cupboard in their student lobby.

Diesel and Heavy Equipment Center has a mini cupboard in their student lounge.

All of these mini cupboards are self-sustaining. Students can take what they need and donations can be added directly to the shelves.

Life Resources

Being a college student is challenging, and right now things are more challenging than ever. To continue focusing on your school, career, and graduation goals, you may need resources for yourself or your family. There are a number of them available here at Western as well as within the La Crosse and surrounding communities. Click on the Life Resources button to find resources near your area.

How to Donate

In-Kind Donations

We accept non-perishable food items, hygiene products, cleaning supplies, paper products, baby food and diapers, and school supplies. View a list of food we often need.

Non-perishable donations can be dropped off at the following locations: 

  • Business Education Center, Business Education Division Office, room 105
  • Coleman Center, General Studies Division Office, room 100
  • Coleman Center, 2nd floor outside of faculty offices
  • Coleman Center, 2nd floor computer lab space
  • Integrated Technology Center, Division Office, room 105
  • Kumm Center, Student Union, next to the ATM
  • Student Success Center, Department of Equity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement, room 222
  • Student Success Center, Learner Support Services Division Office, room 100
  • Student Success Center, Welcome Center

Monetary Donations

Cash or check donations can be dropped off at the Department of Equity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement located in the Student Success Center room 222 or make your donation online. All monetary donations are tax deductible.

How to Volunteer

Volunteers are always needed to stock and organize the Cavalier Cupboard. You can sign up for a few hours or for a regular schedule of hours.

Sign up on Ugetconnected. 

Contact us
Equity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement
Student Success Center, Room 222
400 7th Street North
La Crosse, WI 54601