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.
No appointment is needed to use the Cougar Cabinet. No one will be turned away, and the pantry is available on an emergency basis, outside designated hours, if needed.
Schnecksville campus: Lower level of Berrier Hall, behind Room BH 5.
Allentown/Donley Center: Basement Level Lounge, by the elevator
Spring 2019 semester:
2-6 p.m., every Wednesday (beginning January 30)
10 a.m.-12 p.m., last Wednesday of the month: January 30, February 27, March 27, April 24
Please note that these dates/hours are the same for both the Allentown and Schnecksville locations.
For further information, contact the Student Life Office at 610-799-1146.
Energy assistance program
LIHEAP, which stands for Low Income Home Energy Assistant Program
, helps families living on low incomes pay their heating bills in the form of a cash grant. Crisis grants also are available for households in immediate danger of being without heat.
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. Until recently, most students could only get SNAP if they were working 20 hours a week, received work study funds, had young children, or had health problems.
SNAP provides up to $192 a month in benefits to buy food at grocery stores. Apply online
To apply, students need to complete a Community College Verification Form, which is available at the Registration/Student Records Office located in the Student Services Center, room 122. The applicant will then submit the form to the state for verification purposes.
Questions? Call PA Compass at 1-800-692-7462.