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.



Monday, November 11th from 2:00-4:00pm on Folsom Plaza (next to the Buffalo Statue at Folsom Stadium). This event is open to all graduate and undergraduate students. Students will be able to take home about a week’s worth of food including some produce, frozen meals, shelf stable items, and proteins for free.

Also, you can visit Community Food Share website for a list of their mobile pantry locations in Boulder if you can't make the Nov. 11th event.

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
  • CU Student Recreation Center - Located in the locker room lounge, next to the vending machines on the lower level. Must be a student to access microwave.

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