Campus Cupboard

The Campus Cupboard is a food pantry for Normandale students aimed at eliminating hunger as a distraction for those experiencing financial hardship. The Campus Cupboard is run in partnership with Good in the 'Hood, a food shelf in Bloomington. Normandale students can visit the Cupboard once per day and can get up to 3 food items each day.  We have food items that students can make and eat on campus.  We also have free hygiene items available and sometimes school supplies. If you need more food than we provide we can give referrals to other food resources. 

Who qualifies for the Campus Cupboard?

Normandale students experiencing food insecurity (for example, you are struggling financially and do not have the money available to get the food that you need).  Using the Campus Cupboard does not impact any government assistance or food benefits.  To use the Cupboard students are asked to fill out an annonymous Registration Form at their first visit; then, at each visit the student provides their student ID number on our Food Order Form.  

Location and Hours of Operation:

Where: Activities Building (A2503)

Fall 2019 Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 am-6 pm, Fridays 8 am-2 pm.  We are closed until classes resume on Mon. Aug. 26th.   The Cupboard is just open when classes are in session (not over breaks and days the campus is closed). If you need food assistance when the Campus Cupboard is closed you can contact the Center for Experiential Education, C 1066,, (952) 358-8119.

Donating to the Campus Cupboard:

All nonperishable food, cash, and hygiene item donations are welcome. Food and hygiene donations can be made at the Activities Building, in room A2503. Non-perishable, single-serving items that students can prepare on campus are preferred. For more information, please view our donation wish list. Cash and check donations can be made at Normandale's Foundation office (C 2117).  Please make checks out to the Normandale Foundation and put "Campus Cupboard" in the Note.

Online donations can be made here - Select "Other" and write the Campus Cupboard in the note. 

Working at the Campus Cupboard:

There are sometimes student worker positions through the work-study program. Students who qualify for work-study may look for openings and apply for positions at studentjobs (if positions are not posted we are not currently hiring but you can contact us about future employment).

Volunteering at the Campus Cupboard:

Volunteers are needed once per month  on Tuesdays 2:00-4:00 pm to pickup food for the Campus Cupboard.  Details are here.   Other volunteer positions within the Campus Cupboard are reserved for students enrolled in specific service-learning classes and the Leadership Through Service program. 


Our community partner Good in the 'Hood is an urban-based, partnering organization designed to use focused acts of kindness as a means of transforming individual lives, families and cummunities. We appreciate their major support of the Campus Cupboard.  Please visit the Good in the Hood website.


If you have any questions please contact Paige Wheeler with the Normandale Center for Experiential Education at (952) 358-8119 or at 

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