Louie's Cupboard



We are students helping students and staff by providing nonperishable food and resources.


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 different students last year through biweekly food distributions.  We provide nonperishable canned and boxed goods including: vegetables, fruit, meat, beans, pasta, grains, and more.  

 Fall Semester 2017 Distribution Dates:  (Walk-ins are always welcome)

  • September 22nd
  • October 6th
  • October 20th 
  • November 3rd
  • November 17th
  • December 1st
All distributions will take place from 3:00pm until 6:00pm on the above dates.  

*** 2017 NEW LOCATION***  We are now located at the University Union Fieldhouse on the Second Floor in the First-Generation Programs office, room #241.

To request to receive a food box during our distribution, please complete the request form located at the top of this page.  

If you would like more information regarding Louie's Cupboard or would like a food box on non-distribution dates, please contact: Louiecupboard@gmail.com or Tim Melnick at Tim.Melnick@nau.edu