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CAT-5 Cupboard: The North Harris Food Pantry


On Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, Lone Star College-North Harris announced the opening of its food pantry. The space is called the “CAT-5 Cupboard,” and is designed to improve student success by combating food insecurity. 


For Spring 2022, the Cat-5 Cupboard will offer pre-packed bags of non-perishable groceries for students to grab and go! See hours and information below, as well as an image of items included in the bags.

Spring 2022 hours:

Tuesdays 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesdays 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
LOCATION: LSC-North Harris Academic Building, Room 108
INFORMATION: To learn more, email NH-Cat5Cupboard@lonestar.edu.

Outside of these hours, please visit the Communities in Schools (CIS) offices in ACAD 200A or the Women's Resource Center in SSB 204. In coordination with the Cat-5 Cupboard, these locations will have pre-packed grocery bags for students to grab and go, as well as snacks!

The Women's Resource Center, in conjunction with the Houston Food Bank, will hold pantry drive-thru days on a monthly basis.  For more information, contact Brittney Lewis (Brittney.Lewis@lonestar.edu AND http://www.lonestar.edu/wrc.htm)

See photo of general items included in the pre-packed grocery bags, below:Sample items in pre-packed bags include instant oatmeal, noodle cups, single-serving cereals, fruit cups

Most-needed items:

Single-serving foods

  • ramen cups
  • macaroni and cheese cups
  • applesauce cups
  • cereal boxes or cups
  • instant oatmeal packets or cups

Individually packaged items

  • granola bars
  • crackers
  • snacks 
  • Canned meals (Chef Boyardee ravioli, noodles, soups, etc.)
  • Canned or packed tuna, chicken
  • Single-serving drinks

Travel-sized self-care products

  • shampoo
  • conditioner
  • toothpaste
  • lotion
  • Toothbrushes
  • Disposable menstrual products

Image of stocked food pantry upon first opening its doors


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