Named for Catherine McAuley, who founded the Religious Sisters of Mercy in Dublin, Ireland in 1831, Catherine’s Cupboard is our on-campus food pantry operated by the Office of Mission, Ministry, & Service. Catherine lived her life in service to others–especially the sick, women, and the poor–and responded to the needs of her time. Today, we operate Catherine’s Cupboard to support members of the Mount Aloysius Community who have inadequate amounts of or unreliable access to food and basic hygiene items.
Hunger affects our overall health and ability to concentrate, study, work, play a sport, or care for others who count on us. Many circumstances can lead to temporary food insecurity – job loss, medical issues, death of a parent, spouse, or other loved one, etc.
Catherine’s Cupboard is free and confidential for enrolled students or current employees of the College. Typically, the Cupboard is stocked with non-perishable food, snack items, and hygiene products. Occasionally, we have household items (tissues, cleaning supplies) and baby products (food/formula, diapers). Catherine’s Cupboard is located in St. Gert’s Hall. To request confidential access to Catherine’s Cupboard, email email@example.com or stop by to see our Campus Minister.