Free Food for Auggies!
About the Campus Cupboard:
The Augsburg University food shelf, Campus Cupboard, provides free food to the Augsburg community. The Campus Cupboard is just one piece of Augsburg’s Campus Kitchen program- Click here to learn about Campus Kitchen’s other work.
Campus Cupboard and Campus Kitchen are housed within the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship, our campus community and civic engagement office. There are lots of ways to get involved with our work.
Campus Cupboard In-Person Shopping:
The Campus Cupboard (Basement of Anderson Residence Hall, room 26) is open to all members of the Augsburg community. The most accessible entrance is the 2016 S. 8th St entrance.
Fall 2023 open shopping hours are beginning September 11:
If these hours don’t work for you, submit a request for a Cupboard appointment at another time!
You might be eligible for SNAP benefits (funds for groceries from the government!) Fill out this quick survey to learn more.
Check out our SNAP FAQ for more info, or email Food Justice Program Associate Xena Wolf (email@example.com) with questions.
For more free food resources, check out this guide made by student leaders on the Campus Kitchen team.
Cooking at the Food Lab:
Campus Kitchen hosts cooking workshops in the Food Lab (Hagfors 108) almost every week. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get added to the Food Lab email list and learn about upcoming events.
The Campus Cupboard team helps support the work of the ShareShop. Made by students for students, the ShareShop is a place to checkout household goods, small kitchen appliances, sheet sets, etc. Learn more here.
Visit the ShareShop’s main space in the lower level of the Science Hall and visit the Campus Cupboard/ ShareShop Pop-Up location in the Strommen Center for a taste of what we have to share.
Campus Cupboard gladly accepts monetary donations. To support us during this time, donate through Augsburg’s general donation page. Make sure to designate your donation to Other>Campus Kitchen.
We also accept nonperishable food donations. Please bring donations to our donation bin outside of the Cupboard (Anderson 26).
We accept the following:
- Ramen (all flavors)
- Single serve mac and cheese (cups)
- Personal care items (e.g. lotion, shampoo, mouthwash, toothpaste)
- Oils (olive oil, vegetable oil, etc)
- Trail mix
- Snacks (e.g. Goldfish, granola bars)
- Paper grocery bags
The Campus Cupboard, which opened in February 2013, is the work of partnership between faculty, staff, and students who originally came together as part of the Fighting Poverty at Augsburg special interest group and the Creating an Inclusive Campus conference. The food shelf is run by Campus Kitchen.
Learning how to cook on a budget is simple but takes some time. Students from a Religion 200 class created a cookbook that utilizes some of the items that you can often find inside the food shelf.