Campus Cupboard


Fall 2016

Monday 1:00pm-4:00pm
Tuesday 8:30am-9:30am, 12:00pm-2:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am-10:30am, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Thursday 8:30am-9:30am, 1:00pm-7:00pm
Friday 8:30am-11:00am, 1:00-6:00pm
Sunday 10:00am-1:00pm

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 to get involved.


The Augsburg College 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 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.