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Chauncey's Cupboard

Welcome to Chauncey's Cupboard!

Chauncey's Cupboard offers free food and hygiene items for any member of the Champlain community who is experiencing food or other basic needs insecurity. 

Find us in room 121, Perry Hall!

Spring 2023 Semester Walk-In Hours:

Monday       9 AM - 2 PM

Tuesday       2 PM - 5 PM

Wednesday 9 AM - 5 PM

Thursday    10 AM - 2 PM **

Friday          9 AM - 4 PM

**Free meals from local restaurants will be delivered every Thursday at 1 PM thanks to VT Everyone Eats

To receive additional support, drop-in to Student Resources Office Hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 AM to 12 PM in the Vista Room, MIC 301, or reach out to

Follow us on Instagram @chaunceys_cupboard for real time updates.

For access to additional emergency food resources in our local community consult this map.

Food Insecurity

Food insecurity is the lack of reliable access to sufficient quantities of affordable nutritious food.

Facts about food insecurity on college campuses:

Frequently Asked Questions

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Food insecurity is experienced by almost a third of students attending four year institutions. It is connected with a variety of academic concerns, most of all graduation rates. In order for our students to succeed, graduate, and focus on their college experience, a food pantry was created to ease the hunger and insecurity that so many college students experience.

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The College is only completely closed during a week and a half portion of the year. When Perry Hall is locked and not open, please contact Campus Public Safety to assist you in gaining access to the building.

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Any student, staff, or faculty member can utilize the food pantry!

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The food and personal care products that stock our pantry shelves comes from a variety of sources. Donations, budgets specific for student support, and campus food drives are our main sources.

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While food is the main focus, the food pantry is also regularly stocked with personal care products. 

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As of right now, we are still developing best practices for our campus food pantry, and are therefore unable to accept perishable items at this time. We hope to expand what we can offer in the future!

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Community Resources

Financial Insecurity

One of the most common obstacles to student success is financial insecurity. Students facing unanticipated financial hardships that impact their educational experience and cannot be met through Financial Aid are encouraged to submit an application to the Emergency Angel Fund. Once received, the Student Resources Coordinator will work with the student to identify potential resources including micro-grants, book rentals, and emergency funds.

Our Team

Looking for a Student Affairs, Diversity & Inclusion team member? All of our contact information is listed here.

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Compass Student Services

Compass Student Services is your one-stop-shop for the business of being a student. If you need help with your bill, ID card, financial aid, or registering for classes, Compass can help!