Campus Cupboard: Free Food and Hygiene Items on Campus
The Campus Cupboard provides Normandale students with free food and hygiene items. Students can come as often as they want and get non-perishable food (food that does not need to be refrigerated), fresh and frozen food, hygiene items, and fresh or frozen meals. Learn more about the Campus Cupboard in this short video.
If you have questions please contact CampusCupboard@normandale.edu or (952) 358-8119.
HOURS, LOCATION, AND SERVICE INFORMATION:
Location: A 1565 (first floor Activities)
Fall Semester Hours
|WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU VISIT THE CAMPUS CUPBOARD:
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.
Basic Needs Support: Normandale Student Resource Center
Basic Needs Support: United Way 211
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:
We accept donations of non-perishable food and personal hygiene items, including diapers and baby wipes. Currently, our most needed donations are:
Normandale employees and students can drop off donations in A 1565. If you have a large donation you may contact CampusCupboard@normandale.edu or (952) 358-8119 to arrange an assisted drop off time.
We have an Amazon List if you would like to purchase suggested items on Amazon. You may also donate to the Campus Cupboard via credit card online; select "Other" and put the Campus Cupboard in the Notes. All donations qualify for a tax deduction to the fullest extent allowed by law. Save all receipts of any purchases and send to email@example.com.
Normandale employees have the option to setup an ongoing donation via payroll deduction; contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested.
Why is the Campus Cupboard Needed?
Short video about the Campus Cupboard. About one third of Normandale students are "food insecure," which means they 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 2021-2022 End of Year Report.
Currently, due to COVID we are generally 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.