The Augsburg College food shelf, Campus Cupboard, is located near the Hoversten Chapel in Foss Center and provides free food to students throughout the academic year (September-May). The food shelf operates two days a week and is staffed by students in collaboration with the Campus Kitchen program at Augsburg.
Using the Food Shelf
Students can visit the food shelf during hours of operation. Students will be asked to present their Augsburg ID card. (Names will not be recorded, only ID numbers.)
Donations of non-perishable food items are accepted in collection bins at the 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, fruits, canned fish, canned beans, canned soup or dry instant soup, peanut butter, jelly, rice, pasta, oatmeal, cereal, granola bars, crackers
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 cook book that utilizes some of the items that you can often find inside the food shelf. You can find the cook book here.
Important Info for Winter Break
The last open day of the Campus Cupboard will be Tuesday, December 17th before it closes during winter break before reopening Tuesday, January 14th. During this time, student and staff leaders are happy to work with students individually to grant them access to the food shelf. Below are students and staff to contact during the holiday break, and a form that you can fill out to let us know when we can help you. We’ll respond soon after receiving your submission.