The CASA Cupboard is a satellite location of Blaster’s Basket, the on-campus food pantry at the Colorado School of Mines. It is here to support all students who are experiencing food insecurity as well as nourishment for students who are receiving academic support in CASA.
The CASA Cupboard provides shelf-stable, microwaveable food products and personal care items at no cost to students. Students have access to a microwave and hot water to prepare food items without having to leave our building. We also have food items that students can take with them to prepare at home. Food and personal care item selection will vary based on availability, donations and time of year.
The CASA Cupboard is located in the Center for Academic Services and Advising, on the lower level of Aspen Hall (1869 W. Campus Rd.).
Fall 2022 Hours
Monday – Thursday: 8 AM-9 PM
Friday: 8 AM – 5 PM
Saturday- Sunday: See other locations
Additional Locations Of Blaster’s Basket
Main Location – Student Center/Student Lounge
Fall Hours: Monday – Friday 7:30am – 10:30pm
Saturday & Sunday 9:00am – 10:30pm
Mines Park – Community Center Kitchens
Fall Hours: 24/7 for Mines Park Residents
Support BLaster’s Basket
MOST NEEDED ITEMS
– Protein items (canned tuna, canned chicken, peanut butter)
– Dry goods (pastas, cereal, grains, rice)
– Sauces (spaghetti sauce, condiments)
– Soups (canned soup, boxed soup, cup of noodles)
– Snacks (granola bars, fruit snacks, crackers)
– Canned vegetables and beans
– Personal hygiene items (toothpaste, shampoo)
– Special dietary items (gluten free, dairy free)
The CASA Cupboard is focused on providing quick, ready to eat meals such as easy-mac, cup of noodles, tuna packets, soups etc. There are additional items such as pasta and pasta sauce that students can take home to prepare. Blaster’s Basket which is located in the student center will have an assortment of fresh produce. We will gladly accept any donations that you provide. Please drop-off all donations for the CASA Cupboard to the front desk of CASA located in Aspen Hall.
For more information about Faculty & Staff Giving, please visit the link below or contact the Mines Foundation firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPCOMING BLASTER’S BASKET DRIVES
– November 15 – Celebrate National Philanthropy Day by bringing 3+ items to Autumn Harvest Market/Castle of Cans for a chance to win OreGiver swag.
– March 15- Drive-by items before Spring Break
– Anytime – Deliver directly to the Student Center
STUDENT EMERGENCY FUND
City of Golden-Food and Housing Assistance
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Fighting Hunger at Mines
Mental Health Resources- Counseling Center
The Counseling Center on campus has gathered a lot of resources to provide students with many options for mental health services. For more information please visit this website: Counseling Center
Community Table is a Colorado nonprofit 501 c (3) corporation formed in 1982 by five church congregations to serve the needy and vulnerable in our community. From the beginning Community Table has worked with city government, churches, schools, civic organizations, businesses and private citizens to ensure that the residents of Arvada and neighboring communities in Northern Jefferson County would have a place to go for emergency food.