Cougar Cabinet Food Pantry

Lehigh Carbon Community College provides a Food Pantry Program, the “Cougar Cabinet,” to our students, staff and faculty who are experiencing food insecurity or may be in need of supplemental food options or personal care items.  We realize that there are many financial obligations for students and from time to time it is difficult to cover all expenses necessary to be a successful student.
Through funding from the LCCC Foundation and the United Way and in partnership with The Second Harvest Food bank, we are able to provide students with the opportunity to receive food items once a  week to supplement your food supply. Students do not need to provide any documentation of need, but will need to have a LCCC ID card and complete a declaration form, which is available at the pantry.

How to Access

Food pantries are located at the three college sites for the convenience of the campus community. If you are a student or employee of LCCC, you are eligible to receive food and personal items.


  • Main campus (Schnecksville) – Berrier Hall
  • Donley Center (Allentown) – lower level Student Lounge

To see when the pantries are open each week at Schnecksville or Allentown, contact Elizabeth Rivera at

  • Cougar Cabinet at LCCC Tamaqua – room 203, Morgan Center

To see when the pantry is open each week at Tamaqua, email or call 570-668-6880.

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.

Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley 

Additionally, there are also resources in the community and you can locate pantries close to your home by visiting The Second Harvest Food bank website.  Please click on the link below and you will be able to enter your zip code and you will see a listing of the pantries in your area, their location and hours of operation.  Please visit - Second Harvest - Find a Food Bank, they service the following areas, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, Pike and Wayne counties.    

Helping Harvest

This food bank serves families in Berks and Schuylkill Counties.  Visit their website at Helping Harvest or call 610- 926-5802 to find a pantry near you.

Need help paying for food?

Pennsylvania’s low-income community college students who are in programs that will improve their employability can qualify for SNAP (food stamps) benefits. To apply, students need to complete a Community College Verification Form, which is available at the LCCC Registration/Student Records Office located in the Student Services Center, room 122.

Students and SNAP FAQs

Apply today at Get College SNAPLV 

For assistance please contact Elizabeth Rivera,

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