Food Assistance and Resources

Are you not sure where your next meal is coming from? Are you worried about a friend or fellow CU student who might not have eaten for a while? We’re here to help to provide support in accessing services at CU and in the community.

Interested in helping? Scroll to the bottom to see a list of needed donations and a way to contribute financially.


Are you skipping meals or groceries due to lack of financial resources, making hard choices with what bills to pay, and/or running out of food at the end of a pay period? Community Food Share’s Mobile Food Pantry will bring fresh produce, dairy, and pantry items. Mobile food pantry will be set-up on the UMC south plaza, and students/staff/faculty/community members are welcome to visit the pantry to pick-up items that they want to take home. Information on additional resources will be available.

When: Wednesday, March 20

Time: 2:30pm-4:00pm

Location: UMC South Plaza


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Emergency Food Boxes

*Provided in-kind by Community Food Share.

Is it the end or beginning of the month and your paycheck is all used up? Do you just need 2-3 days or 2 weeks worth of additional food and can’t afford to go grocery shopping? Stop by and pick up an emergency food box for free. Each box contains 2-3 days worth of non-perishable food that can be cooked without a stove. You may be asked to show your Buff One card at each pickup location to prove student status but no other information will be collected. Pick up locations include:

Microwaves on Campus

  • UMC - Located outside of the Alfred Packer Grill. There is also a toaster.
  • Pekoe Siphouse(ATLAS Building) - Located near the vending machines on a small cart. 
  • Laughing Goat Cafe (Norlin Library) - There are two microwaves opposite the serving counters. There are also two toasters.
  • Education Building - In the student lounge, there is one microwave.
  • Volunteer Resource Center (UMC 458) - there is one microwave in the back room
  • Center for Inclusion and Social Change - C4C N320 - Located in the kitchen

We are working on a list of refrigerators for daily use on campus.

Interested in Helping Hungry Students?

Donate Non-Perishable Food: You can donate food to the Volunteer Resource Center, UMC 458. The VRC has a small shelf for non-perishable goods. The following is a list of things we are in need of:

  • Spaghetti/ Pasta
  • Granola Bars
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Vegetarian Beans (Black beans, garbanzo beans, etc. - no slow-cooked beans or raw beans)
  • Peanut Butter
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Instant Oatmeal
  • Apple Sauce
  • Cereal Bars or Protein Bars

Donate Money: All donations will go directly to purchase food on the list above if we are low on one category. Funds will also be used to purchase meal cards that can be handed out to students in need. You can donate directly to the fund below.

Donate to Help Hungry Students