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Though we are unable to host the traditional Bum-A-Meal event this year due to the pandemic, we want you to help us "Give-A-Meal" to Jack's Cupboard!

We are collecting donations around Brookings and online via Rabbit Raisers to help support Jack's Cupboard! Various donation locations are around the Brookings community and campus now until October 31st. The Hobo Day Committee will be collecting 

Monetary Donations

Monetary donations can be directed to Jack's Cupboard online through Rabbit Raisers. Click the button below to be linked to the Jack's Cupboard project.

Give to Jack's Cupboard

Physical Donations

Physical donations can be dropped off at any one of the locations below. Please note a list of items most needed right now. 

Collection Locations


  • HyVee - at the Customer Service Desk
  • Visit Brookings!


  • Avera Health & Science Center
  • Bailey Rotunda Breezeway
  • Chicoine Architecture, Mathematics, & Engineering Hall
  • Larson Commons
  • McFadden Biostress Lab
  • University Student Union

Items Needed

  • Hearty Soups
  • Pre-Packaged Pasta
  • Noodles
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Bread
  • Oatmeal
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Evaporated or Powdered Milk
  • Rice
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Fruits
  • Dried Fruits
  • Cereal
  • Canned Meats
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Snack Items (Granola Bars, Crackers, Chips, etc.)
  • Baking Items
  • Toiletries
  • Heavy Soup
  • Chicken-n-Dumplings
  • Biscuits
  • Dry Milk
  • Condensed or Evaporated Milk
  • Granola Bars
  • Toaster Pop Tarts