Fighting for Food Security

In Fall 2019, Our Savior's Lutheran (OSL) Church and Augustana Dining Services partnered with the Augustana Student Association (ASA), Dean of Students Office, Center for Campus Life, Campus Ministry, International Programs Office (IPO), Serving and Learning Together (SALT), and Student Engagement to create a trio of programs aimed at fighting food insecurity within Augustana's campus community.

Campus Cupboard & OSL Food Ministry

Starting Friday, November 20, the Campus Cupboard will not be open at Our Savior's Lutheran. Instead, there will be bags of non-perishable food items placed in Student Street outside of Center for Campus Life for those to take as needed. Perishable food items will also be provided starting December 14. More information about perishable items will be sent directly to students approved for Extended Winter Break Housing in early December. If you are not approved for Extended Winter Break Housing but are in need of perishable food items during that time, please email

Beginning Wednesday, January 5, 2021, Campus Cupboard will re-open at Our Savior's Lutheran Church. Campus Cupboard is a food pantry that will provide non-perishable food items to any member of the Augustana community who needs them. The Campus Cupboard will be open and staffed during the following days and times each week throughout the semester:

  • Wednesdays | 4-7 p.m.
  • Thursdays | 4-7 p.m.
  • Sundays | 9-11 a.m.

To access the Campus Cupboard most easily, enter OSL through the western entrance on Prairie Avenue, take the first set of stairs (on the right) down one level. The Campus Cupboard is located just at the bottom of the stairs. Those who visit will be asked to show an Augustana ID, but no identifiable information will be collected or kept.

OSL Food Ministry will not be serving meals during the Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 semesters. We hope to offer this program again in the future.

Want to help? If you are interested in volunteering to help staff the Campus Cupboard, please sign up here. We are more than happy to host groups or individual volunteers. If you have any questions regarding these programs, please email

Swipe Out Hunger

Sodexo, Swipe Out Hunger, and Augustana University has partnered to establish a meal swipe bank for students experiencing food insecurity. Upon request, meals from the bank will be added to a student's ID card, making them available to use by swiping in at the Ordal Dining Room. To learn more or to request meals, visit the Swipe Out Hunger webpage and request form.