LCCC Tamaqua Expands Services for Students with Food Insecurity

published Tuesday, March 14, 2023
The Tamaqua site of Lehigh Carbon Community College has received a grant from the Pennsylvania Hunger Free Campus to expand services for students experiencing food insecurity. The Cougar Cabinet, in partnership with Helping Harvest, will open March 20 and will offer prepackaged pantry boxes and a selection of grocery staples. The site is also working with St. Luke’s Health Care Network for lunch and learn programs and distributing earth boxes to expand access to healthy foods and increasing personal care items.
All members of the LCCC community are welcome to visit the cabinet once a week. Hours are subject to change each semester due to staff availability.
12:45-4 p.m., Mondays
11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Tuesdays
4-5 p.m., Wednesdays
4-5 p.m., Thursdays
11 a.m.-1 p.m., Fridays
Also, pantry boxes are available at the Morgan Center front desk during regular business hours of 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Thursday; and 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday. All visits are free and confidential.
First-time patrons of the food cabinet need to complete the declaration of need form. Once the form is submitted, all patrons simply complete the log sheet upon entry to the pantry.
The LCCC Tamaqua Cougar Cabinet is located in room 203 of the Morgan Center. Cougar Cabinet appointments are also available upon request by calling 570-668-6880 or emailing
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