The General’s Cupboard

Generals Cupboard Logo

The General’s Cupboard stocks a variety of FREE food and personal care items. The General's Cupboard exists to assist all Herkimer College students. A valid student ID is required.

The General’s Cupboard is open during the academic year when the College is open. The Cupboard is located in CA 103; hours for 2022-2023 are: Tuesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. and Fridays from 12 to 2 p.m. Appointments are available by contacting Paula Fallon via Teams or by email at or by emailing 

In emergency situations in which there is an immediate need for food, please contact Campus Safety at 315-866-0300, ext. 8616.

The General's Cupboard welcomes donations to help keep the shelves stocked. Donations can be left in collection boxes located in the Public Relations Office (RMCC 255), Center for Student Leadership & Involvement (RMCC 220), Athletics Office (PE 104), Academic Support Center (LB 104) and Dean of Students Office (CA 264). Below is a list of most needed items.

  • Peanut Butter & Jelly
  • Canned Fruits & Vegetables
  • Canned meats (tuna, chicken)
  • Cereal & breakfast bars
  • Healthy snacks (granola bars, nuts)
  • Bottled water
  • Toilet paper 
  • Can openers

Monetary donations are accepted by mail or phone call to the HCC Foundation Office. Checks should be made payable to the HCC Foundation, noting The General's Cupboard in the memo line, and can be mailed to: HCC Foundation, Herkimer College, 100 Reservoir Rd, Herkimer, NY 13350.

Online donations can be made here.

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