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 up to 2 grocery bags of non-perishable food (food that does not need to be refrigerated) and hygiene items. Students can also get up to 50 pounds of fresh and frozen food per week, thanks to our partnership with nonprofit Hope for the Community. Due to the high demand there is a limit of one (1) of each of the fresh and frozen items per week per student.
You can see a sample of our food and hygiene items on our food delivery form.
If you have questions please contact Paige Wheeler, email@example.com, (952) 358-9074.
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|WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU VISIT THE CAMPUS CUPBOARD:
We are offering the option to get food and hygiene items delivered from the Campus Cupboard for students who cannot make it to campus and are living within 15 miles of Normandale. Our ability to deliver food is limited so please only use this option if you absolutely cannot come to campus. Details:
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.
VEAP Mobile Food Pantry
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.
The Campus Cupboard welcomes volunteers to deliver food and hygiene items to students who cannot make it to campus at this time. Volunteers can be Normandale employees, students, or community members.
As a volunteer you will pick up the student's requested items from the Campus Cupboard at Normandale and drive to deliver the items to a student. Deliveries are no-contact in most cases and are within 15 miles of Normandale.
Fill out this form if you would like to volunteer.
For More Information:
If you have any questions please contact Paige Wheeler at (952) 358-9074 or at email@example.com
Learn more about the Hunger Free Campus designation here.