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Laker Care Closet

The Laker Care Closet was established in 2011 as an initiative of Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity, Campus Life, and Counseling and Psychological Services to address food and clothing insecurities on campus. The Laker Care Closet allows the Clayton State community the opportunity to serve its own population by providing our students who express a need with basic living necessities such as food and clothing. Interested individuals, departments, and student groups can support the Laker Care Closet in several ways:

DONATE FOOD AND CLOTHING ITEMS! Common items that we always need include:

  • Boxed macaroni and cheese
  • Instant mashed potatoes
  • Dry pasta and pasta sauce
  • Canned soups, vegetables, and meat (tuna or chicken)
  • Rice
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Boxed juices
  • Cereal
  • Canned fruit, fruit cups, and fruit snacks
  • Men's Business Professional Clothing
  • Women's Business Professional Clothing  

HOST YOUR OWN DONATION DRIVE WITH PROCEEDS BENEFITING THE LAKER CARE CLOSET! Let us know when you will host your donation drive and we will be happy to assist with pick up and/or transport of the items to the closet.

MAKE A MONETARY CONTRIBUTION: Every penny counts and we appreciate any amount you can give! Please bring cash, checks, or money orders to the Department of Campus Life, Student Activities Center 2nd Floor, ATTN: Alpha Phi Omega, Laker Care Closet.

REFER A STUDENT WHO CAN USE OUR SERVICES! Please email LakerCareCloset@clayton.edu to request services for a student or for yourself. Our usual response time is within 24 hours. Please know that each individual student’s situation and circumstances are treated with care, respect, and confidentiality.

NESSIE’S MINIPANTRY Although, the Nessie’s minipantries located in the Arts & Sciences building, the James M. Baker University Center (1st & 2nd floors), & the Student Activities Center are unavailable, students still have access to the Nessie’s Minipantries stationed in Edgewater Hall in Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) and in Housing just outside of Clayton Station’s Main Office are still available for donated food items available anytime.

For more information about the Laker Care Closet or for questions about how you can be involved, please contact:

Ashley Kekula, Laker Care Closet Staff Coordinator
and Alpha Phi Omega Advisor

Department of Campus Life
AshleyKekula@clayton.edu
Phone: 678-466-5462

Dr. Natasha L. Hutson, Executive Director of Student Life
Student Activities Center
NatashaHutson@clayton.edu
Phone: 678-466-5433

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
https://www.clayton.edu/housing/
https://www.clayton.edu/counseling/
https://www.clayton.edu/about/administration/student-affairs/lakers-care-and-share/