Campus Cupboard: Free Food and Hygiene Items on Campus
The Campus Cupboard provides Normandale students with free food and hygiene items. Students can come once per day and get non-perishable food (food that does not need to be refrigerated), fresh and frozen food, hygiene items, and fresh or frozen meals.
If you have questions please contact CampusCupboard@normandale.edu or (952) 358-8119.
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FREE VIRTUAL COOKING CLASSES FOR STUDENTS: COOKING MATTERS AT NORMANDALE
Normandale is offering a free 6-week series of virtual cooking classes by Cooking Matters Minnesota for Normandale students. Classes provide students with free groceries and instruction on how to make healthy recipes on a budget.
We have filled our fall 2021 class. If you are interested in being added to the waiting list email Paige.Wheeler@normandale.edu or call (952) 358-9074.
We ended our delivery at the end of spring 2021. If you are unable to visit campus to use the Campus Cupboard please see below for additional resources and/or contact us for assistance finding other food resources.
Please review the additional food and basic needs resources below. If you need additional assistance please contact Paige Wheeler at firstname.lastname@example.org, (952) 358-9074.
Normandale Student Resource Center
Find Food Resources Near You
SNAP (Food Stamps)
People of Color Owned Grocery Stores
See a list of people of color owned grocery stores in the Twin Cities. This list was compiled by Normandale's Diversity Center.
Donating to the Campus Cupboard:
The Campus Cupboard is funded by campus and community donors, as well as our nonprofit partner Good in the 'Hood. As of May 2020 we have seen a 48% increase in the number of students using the Campus Cupboard compared to last year. Your support allows us to support these students.
In practicing social distancing people may consider instead donating to the Campus Cupboard via credit card online; select "Other" and put the Campus Cupboard in the Notes. Normandale employees have the option to setup an ongoing donation via payroll deduction; contact email@example.com if you're interested. All donations qualify for a tax deduction. Save all receipts of any purchases and share with firstname.lastname@example.org
Why is the Campus Cupboard Needed?
About one third of Normandale students are "food insecure," which means you don't have a limited or uncertain availability of sufficient food (2018 #RealCollege Survey by the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice at Temple University). You can find out about the impact of the Campus Cupboard from our 2019-2020 End of Year Report.
Currently, due to COVID we are not offering in-person volunteer opportunities. However, groups and individuals are welcome to donate non-perishable food, hygiene items, and school supplies.
For More Information:
If you have any questions please contact CampusCupboard@normandale.edu or (952) 358-8119.
Learn more about the Hunger Free Campus designation here.