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The General’s Cupboard

Generals Cupboard Logo

The General’s Cupboard stocks a variety of FREE canned and packaged food and other non-perishable items, as well as personal care items. The General's Cupboard exists to assist all Herkimer College students. A valid student ID is required.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, for the foreseeable future, the General's Cupboard will not be open for walk-in access. Students in need can pick up a ready-filled bag of food and/or personal care items at the Campus Safety office located just inside the RMCC entrance. In emergency situations after hours and on weekends, students can request assistance by calling the Campus Safety Office at 315-866-0300, ext. 8616.  For questions or concerns related to the General's Cupboard, please call or email the pantry manager Vince Brookins at 315-866-0300 ext. 8780 or brookinvd@herkimer.edu.


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)
  • Toilet paper

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. Credit card payments can be made by calling (315) 574-4015.

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