Campus Cupboard

shelves with canned goods and label signs

Open Hours:

Winter Break Hours:

Week of December 24th: CLOSED

Week of January 1st: Open Weds, January 2nd 2-5pm, Thurs, January 3rd 2-4pm

Week of January 7th: Open Tues, January 8th 12-4pm, Weds, January 9th 2-5pm, Thurs, January 10th 12-4pm

Spring Semester Hours: TBA

Hours are determined by student volunteers each semester. To help keep the Campus Cupboard open and available for students, you can start a new shift! Contact Natalie at to get involved.


The Augsburg University food shelf, Campus Cupboard, provides free food to students throughout the year. Campus Cupboard is located in Hoversten Chapel of Foss Center by the back stairwell to the balcony. It operates five 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. If you are not free during open hours, email Natalie at, and she can let you into the Cupboard at other times. 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 Einstein’s (in Christensen) and the Campus Ministry/Theater Office (in Foss).

Favorite foods for students include:  peanut butter, jelly, rice, pasta, oatmeal, cereal, granola bars/healthy snacks, crackers, nuts, canned vegetables, canned/dried fruits, canned meats (fish, chicken, salmon), beans, and soup.

New toiletry items are also accepted.


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. Learn more about the process of starting a food shelf in our guide for the Campus Kitchens Project!


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.