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Lehigh Carbon Community College

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for College Students

Some students may be eligible to apply for SNAP benefits. We provide answers to some frequently asked questions and additional information about applying.  

Cougar Cabinet Food Pantry

LCCC is recognized as a Pennsylvania Hunger-Free Campus by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. We provide an on-campus food pantry program, the “Cougar Cabinet,” to our students, staff, and faculty who are experiencing food insecurity or may need supplemental food options or personal care items.  

Through funding from the LCCC Foundationand the United Wayand in partnership with the Second Harvest Food Bank, you can receive food items once a  week to supplement your food supply. All visits are free and confidential. You do not need to provide any documentation of need, but will need to have an LCCC ID card and complete a declaration form, which is available at the pantry. 


  • 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.



Community Resources

In addition to our Cougar Cabinet Food Pantry, you can connect with our community resources and basic needs specialist. Our specialist will actively assist you in connecting and navigating college resources and community agencies to secure the assistance. 

Community resources include:

Food Resources

In addition to the Cougar Cabinet Food Pantry, the following food resources are available to members of our community. 

Homelessness Resources

Transportation Resources

Utility Resources

Contact Us

For more information, please contact Elizabeth Rivera, Community Resources and Basic Needs Specialist, at erivera1@lccc.eduor 610-799-1087. 

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