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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 010 in the SD Ireland building! To make an appointment to visit the Cupboard during summer months, please contact You can also visit the Burlington community food pantry.

Follow us on Instagram @chaunceys_cupboard for real-time updates.

Local Community Resources

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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We encourage you to reach out to a local community resource that can be found on this map.

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Chauncey's Cupboard Wish List:

  • Chicken, soy, and beef Ramen 
  • Boxed macaroni & cheese - including GF and vegan options
  • Apple sauce (jars and cups)
  • Canned fruit (pop top only)
  • Heat-and-eat meals
  • Kosher, Vegan, and GF items
  • Peanut butter & jelly
  • Condiments (such as ketchup, mustard, mayo, salsa & salad dressings)
  • Breakfast cereal 
  • Shelf stable nut or oat milk
  • Baking mixes (like Bisquick) 
  • Boxes of quick-cook or Instant rice
  • Canned beans of any variety (pop top only)

  • Personal hygiene products 
    • Shaving Cream 
    • Conditioner
    • Deodorant
    • Body wash
    • Toothpaste
  • Menstrual hygiene products
    • Pads
    • Tampons
    • Panty liners

  • Household supplies
    • Toilet paper
    • Linens and towels
    • Dish soap
    • Sponges
    • Laundry detergent

  • Dishware
    • Disposable plates
    • Disposable bowls
    • Utensils
    • Can openers
    • Pots and pans in new or good condition

  • Gift cards in $25 increments from local grocery stores
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Yes, we have a refrigerator containing perishable food items, including fruits and vegetables. 

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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 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!