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Competing for Good

For the second year in a row, Cleveland State University’s two biggest colleges, the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) and the College of Sciences and Health Professions (COSHP), went head-to-head, to see who could collect the most spices, salts, peppers, vinegar and oils for CSU’s Lift Up Vikes! Resource Center & Food Pantry.

Why spices, you may ask? Food pantries tend to stock the same foods week after week, and spices and oils are a great way to vary the taste of dishes. Additionally, spices, sauces, condiments and the like are often too pricey for the center to purchase on its own.

Last year, COSHP won handily, but this year, CLASS grabbed the trophy, bringing in 557 items to COSHP’s 324. The food pantry is richer by almost 900 items!  

Lift Up Vikes! is currently in the process of be moving to a larger and more accessible location in Berkman Hall. The new space will open in January. Please consider helping the pantry to meet an increasing demand by hosting a drive or making a donation. You can contact Lift Up Vikes! at

Press Release - University Marketing 9/24/2019