CC Pantry Exchange

Welcome to the CC Pantry Exchange. This program is a partnership between Campus Activities and the Office of Sustainability bringing together an area where students can access food on one side and swap out used items on the other side. The CC Pantry supports students facing food insecurity by providing nutritious fruits and vegetables along with shelf-stable meals. The CC Exchange aims to reduce waste by providing opportunities to donate gently used items that contribute to CC's overall well-being by meeting basic needs. Together, these programs create the CC Pantry Exchange.

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CC Pantry

The CC Pantry is a space led by Campus Activities and provides free food and supplies for students who are struggling financially or facing food insecurity on campus. This space is a welcoming and stigma-free environment for students. In order to sustain the pantry and meet the needs of the campus community, we ask that students take only what they need. We encourage folks to bring their own reusable bag to place CC Pantry items in.  


Academic Year (Weeks 1-3) Hours

Thursdays from 2-4 PM 

Block Break Hours

Thursdays from 9:30-11 AM

Summer Hours

Thursdays from 12-1:30 PM 


 

CC Exchange

The CC Exchange (formally known as the Swap Space) is hosted by the Office of Sustainability. CC Exchange was started by EnAct, one of CC’s longest-running clubs on campus many years ago. Originally, the CC Exchange was to provide a space for students to reduce their waste by donating their gently used items that otherwise may have ended up in the landfill.

Since partnering with Campus Activities and moving under the Office of Sustainability, the CC Exchange will continue to build on that idea. The program aims to reduce waste generation and increase waste diversion on campus, expanding the reach of the program by collaborating with community partners (both on- and off-campus) and supporting CC students by providing a space that contributes to their overall well-being by meeting basic needs and more!  

Students can come and bring gently used clothing items and accessories for donation and swap them with other items to reduce waste and contribute to the overall well-being of the CC community. Students do not need to donate in order to pick up items from the space.


Academic Year (Weeks 1-3) Hours

Thursdays from 2-4 PM 

Block Break & Summer Hours

Closed 

Donations

If you are interested in supporting the CC Pantry Exchange, please check out how you can get involved. 

CC Pantry Exchange

The CC Pantry Exchange is made possible through funding from CCSGA and generous donors. Thanks to the generosity of donors from last year, we were able to renovate the old mail room into this larger space. We also hired student employees to support the operations and bought a refrigerator, which broadens the opportunities for frozen fruits and vegetables in addition to our standard fresh produce.  If you would like to donate financially to support the program, please visit GiveCampus.


 CC Pantry

The CC Pantry does not accept personal item donations at this time. We are looking for volunteers to help shop for food and supplies each week. If you are interested, please reach out to Campus Activities Specialist Allis Werkmeister at awerkmeister@coloradocollege.edu.


CC Exchange

The CC Exchange encourages donations from the CC community. Donations are accepted during open hours of the space. There is a donation box right inside the CC Exchange space where items may be placed. Please DO NOT drop off items outside the door. If our times do not work for your schedule, please reach out to sustainability@coloradocollege.edu to arrange a donation drop-off with our team. 

Please note that we may not take certain items throughout the year due to a number of reasons. The items that we accept and do not accept are below. 

Accepted Items at the CC Exchange

  • clothing items in gently used condition
  • home decor items
  • jewelry
  • book/ textbooks
  • outdoor gear
  • shoes
  • art supplies
  • bags
  • hats

NOT Accepted Items at the CC Exchange 

  • undergarments
  • bathing suits
  • any open and used cosmetic products
  • socks
  • damaged or dirty items 
  • food and liquids 
  • bedding and pillows
  • masks
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