Carolina Cupboard has postponed its relocation to another room of Avery Hall’s basement until the Week of Welcome in fall 2017.
Senior and Food Pantry Director Shawnna Gladney said the delay will allow the organization to work out logistical and maintenance needs — such as installing signs around Avery, ordering more freezers and refrigerators and painting designs on the walls — so the space will not need any renovations after the move.
Gladney said she wants to have the grand reopening of the new location during Week of Welcome because it’s a time of business and high student participation.
“That period of time is a very lively time on campus, so I figured it would be a great opportunity to expose new students to what Carolina Cupboard is doing and individuals who’ve already been aware,” Gladney said. “It would be a great way for us to jump-start by having the grand reopening during that week.”
As of now, the organization has begun the transition into the new room through painting, improving the flooring and moving some refrigerators and food items into the space. Gladney said Carolina Cupboard won’t operate out of the location until it’s completely ready.