Fighting Food Insecurity

Fight Food Insecurity at AU

In Fall 2019, Our Savior's Lutheran (OSL) Church and Augustana Dining Services partnered with the Augustana Student Association (ASA), Dean of Students Office, Campus Ministry, International Programs Office (IPO), Serving and Learning Together (SALT), Student Engagement and Student Affairs to create a trio of programs aimed at fighting food insecurity within Augustana University's campus community.

Fight Food Insecurity

Campus Cupboard

Campus Cupboard is a food pantry that provides non-perishable food and personal hygiene items to members of the Augustana community.

  • Campus Cupboard is open and staffed throughout the fall and spring semesters at two different locations — the Edith Mortenson Center and Our Savior’s Lutheran Church.
  • Those who visit will be asked to show an Augustana ID, but no identifiable information will be collected or kept.

Wagoner Student Street 

Located in the Edith Mortenson Center

  • Weekdays | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (not including holidays)

Our Savior's Lutheran (OSL) Church

Located at the bottom of the stairs

  • Wednesdays | 4-7 p.m.
  • Thursdays | 4-7 p.m.
  • Sundays | 9-11 a.m.


Sign up as a group or individually to volunteer:


The Campus Cupboard is supported through community donations. Non-perishable food and/or personal hygiene donations can be dropped off at OSL during business hours. Items can be left in the cart within the main doors.

  • Online donations may be used for either Campus Cupboard location as need arises.

Swipe Out Hunger

Sodexo, Swipe Out Hunger and Augustana have partnered to establish a meal swipe bank for students experiencing food insecurity. Upon request, meals from the bank will be added to a student's ID card — available to use by swiping in at the Ordal Dining Hall. To learn more or request meals, visit Swipe Out Hunger.