Western’s Cavalier Cupboard received more donations in pandemic year
A new report from Western Technical College’s Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement Department shows that use of Western’s on-campus food pantry, the Cavalier Cupboard, declined during the 2020-21 academic year but still served hundreds of students and families during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The annual report showed the total amount of students and families served was 416 throughout the academic year. In total, 76 students used the service over a course of 184 total visits to the pantry, which was in a pick-up format using COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Forty-two students received a holiday meal package for the winter break in December.