Helping the Northern Arizona University community
We are students helping students and staff by providing nonperishable food and resources. See how we’re making an impact.
There are many students today who struggle with the expenses of college. Some cannot afford books, others rent. But for many college students, they have limited financial resources to buy food (either groceries or a meal plan). There has been a growing trend of college students throughout the nation not being able to afford something as simple as food, in exchange for financing their education. Although it is wonderful being a Lumber Jack or Jill, in comparison to living in Tucson or Phoenix, students attending school in Flagstaff face a higher cost of living.
The concept of a campus food pantry (Louie’s Cupboard) started with a class project geared towards social movements. With support from First-Generation Programs and Campus Dining, Louie’s Cupboard became a reality.
We served over 200 NAU students, staff or faculty last year through biweekly food distributions. We provide nonperishable canned and boxed goods including: vegetables, fruit, meat, beans, pasta, grains, and more.
Spring semester 2019 distribution dates: (walk-ins are always welcome)
- January 25th
- February 8th
- February 22nd
- March 8th
- March 29th
- April 12th
- April 26th
If you would like more information regarding Louie’s Cupboard or would like a food box on non-distribution dates, please contact Louie’s Cupboard or Tim Melnick. To request to receive a food box during our distribution, please complete the request form located at the top of this page.