Lift Up Vikes! Resource Center and Food Pantry

Connecting CSU Students to Resources that Supplement Nutrition and Basic Human Needs

As students strive to earn a degree from Cleveland State they can often find themselves struggling to find resources including food and personal care items. Created in 2016, Lift Up Vikes! Resource Center and Food Pantry (LUV) was established to ensure students can be provided a convenient, dignified, and compassionate process to connect to the resources they require.

There have been more than 10,000 visits to Lift Up Vikes! since it opened, and now more than ever, students may find themselves facing additional financial barriers. 

Thanks to the CSU and  the Cleveland community LUV has been provided the necessary food budget to continue to feed students who require nutritional assistance. This year's effort will focus on providing students kitchen and personal care in addition to typically provided food items and assist in providing a budget for workers to maintain the high level of service we strive to implement.

Gifts made to LUV will provide students access to resources including:

  • Kitchen Essentials
    • Pots
    • Pans
    • Mixing Bowls
    • Can openers
    • Oven mitts
  • Personal Care Items
    • Toothbrushes/toothpaste
    • Toothbrush covers
    • Shampoo & conditioner
    • Q-Tips
    • Deodorant
    • Soap
    • Lotion
    • Feminine hygiene products
  • Household Items
    • Laundry Detergent
    • Fabric softener
    • Cleaning supplies
    • Paper towels
    • Toilet paper

In addition to providing support in the form of resources, your gift will allow us to hire additional staff to ensure we can support the more students and families in our community. Success at our center relies on the assistance of students, faculty, and staff. Your support makes the difference as we continue to serve our community and our university.

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