are students helping students and staff by providing nonperishable food and
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 TBD - Walk Ins are welcome