The Augsburg College food shelf, Campus Cupboard, provides free food to students throughout the academic year (September-May). Campus Cupboard is located in Hoversten Chapel of Foss Center by the back stairwell to the balcony. It operates three days a week and is staffed by students in collaboration with the Campus Kitchen program at Augsburg.
Using the Food Shelf
If you are an Augsburg student who would like to use the food shelf, stop by during open hours. Students may pick out five food items each visit. An Augsburg student ID is required. (Names will not be recorded, only ID numbers.)
Donations of non-perishable food items are accepted in collection bins at the Welcome Desk and Einstein’s (in Christensen), the Campus Ministry/Theater Office (in Foss), and the Urn/Mort and Anderson dorm lobbies.
Good donations include: canned vegetables, canned fruits, canned meats (fish, chicken, salmon), beans, canned soup (or dry instant soup), peanut butter, jelly, rice, pasta, oatmeal, cereal, granola bars, crackers, nuts, and toiletry items
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 supported by Campus Kitchen at Augsburg, A’viands, and the Thrivent Leadership Fellows.
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. You can find the cookbook here.