Campus Food Pantry
The Auburn University Campus Food Pantry began in the Spring of 2012 as an initiative in Student Affairs. The goal of the Campus Food Pantry is to provide non-perishable food items to aid Auburn University students struggling with food insecurity. Katherine Hettinger and Tim King spearheaded the research and implementation of this initiative.
The Campus Food Pantry started to assist members of the Auburn University student body who experience food insecurity. Students who use the Campus Food Pantry do not need to verify financial need. The Campus Food Pantry trusts that students will use the food pantry only when they have a need for this resource. We understand that some students who use the Campus Food Pantry will have a chronic need for food while other students may only have a temporary need that may not be reflected in a financial statement.
The Campus Food Pantry strives to protect the privacy of all students who access it and to provide food to those in need within our student body. We ask that students fill out a one-time application before their first visit to the Campus Food Pantry and a weekly Food Preference Form so that their needs can be accurately met. This data will be used to ensure that we provide the best possible services to each student. Use of the Campus Food Pantry will not become part of the student’s record, nor will the student’s information be shared outside the Auburn Cares office.
Volunteers will fill an unmarked bag according to the items marked on the Food Preference Form and according to what is in stock in the Campus Food Pantry. Students are able to access the Campus Food Pantry once a week.
To make an appointment to access the Campus Food Pantry, contact Auburn Cares at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 334-844-1305.
Thank you for your interest in donating to Auburn University’s Campus Food Pantry. All of your donations are greatly appreciated. Please e-mail the Auburn Cares office at email@example.com so that we can best assist you and your efforts.
The Campus Food Pantry is happy to have volunteers who are willing to support are initiative. To help in another way, please see the “Food Drives” section.
- Canned fruits
- Canned vegetables
- Canned meat
- Canned/dried beans
- Macaroni and cheese
- Peanut Butter
- Pasta sauce
- Canned pasta
- Ramen noodles
- Macaroni & Cheese
- Biscuit/Pancake Mix
- Cornbread mix
- Tuna/Chicken/Hamburger Helper
- Microwaveable meals (non-frozen)
- Cereal/Granola Bars
- Boxed mashed potatoes
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the operating hours of the Campus Food Pantry?
The Campus Food Pantry has varying hours depending on the semester. Please contact Auburn Cares at firstname.lastname@example.org or 334-844-1305 for the hours this semester.
Who may use the Campus Food Pantry?
Any currently enrolled Auburn University student with a valid TigerCard.
How much do items at the Campus Food Pantry cost?
All items at the Campus Food Pantry are free to our students.
What items are available at the Campus Food Pantry?
Non-perishable food items and occasional toiletries/house items are available.