Food Pantry | Western Technical College

Food Pantry

Cavalier Cupboard Logo
Hunger Task Force

Due to the Coronavirus, the Cavalier Cupboard's physical space in the Learning Commons is not open to students. However, staff are distributing non-perishable food bags, hygiene items, diapers, wipes, coupons, and face masks during these hours each week:

Mondays 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Tuesdays 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Wednesdays 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Thursdays 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Come to the front doors of the Student Success Center (via parking lot C) and call 608-789-4798 when you arrive. A staff member will come out to assist you. We ask that you wear a mask. If you are driving, please stay in your vehicle.

If you have questions about our service or process, you may contact us at or 608-789-4798.

The Hunger Task Force is offering a box of fresh produce, meat, and dairy products to the public through a drive-through distribution at their warehouse at 1240 Clinton St. from 4:00-6:00 p.m. (or until gone) every Friday through the end of June.

Western Technical College Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement oversees the Cavalier Cupboard. This food pantry is designed to meet the immediate food needs of Western students by providing them with access to non-perishable food items, hygiene items, school items, diapers, and information on local resources. This service is open to all Western students with a valid student ID. Students are able to choose their own product each visit based on their household size and needs. We encourage individuals to take enough items to cover one week for their household. 

The Cavalier Cupboard is affiliated with the Hunger Task Force of La Crosse.

Other Cupboards

Black River Falls Regional Location has a mini cupboard in their resource room.

Tomah Regional Location has a mini cupboard in their student lobby.

Diesel and Heavy Equipment Center has a mini cupboard in their student lounge.

All of these mini cupboards are self-sustaining. Students can take what they need and donations can be added directly to the shelves.

Students may also want to check out food pantries in their community on Western’s Life Resources page.

How to Donate

In-Kind Donations

We accept non-perishable food items, hygiene products, cleaning supplies, paper products, baby food and diapers, and school supplies. View a list of food we often need.

Non-perishable donations can be dropped off at the following locations: 

  • Business Education Center, Business Education Division Office, room 105
  • Coleman Center, General Studies Division Office, room 100
  • Coleman Center, 2nd floor outside of faculty offices
  • Coleman Center, 2nd floor computer lab space
  • Integrated Technology Center, Division Office, room 105
  • Kumm Center, Student Union, next to the ATM
  • Student Success Center, Department of Equity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement, room 222
  • Student Success Center, Learner Support Services Division Office, room 100
  • Student Success Center, Welcome Center

Monetary Donations

Cash or check donations can be dropped off at the Department of Equity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement located in the Student Success Center room 222 or make your donation online. All monetary donations are tax deductible.

How to Volunteer

Volunteers are always needed to stock and organize the Cavalier Cupboard. You can sign up for a few hours or for a regular schedule of hours.

Sign up on Ugetconnected. 

Contact us
Equity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement
Student Success Center, Room 222
400 7th Street North
La Crosse, WI 54601