VolunteerVisit True Blue Connects and join Louie’s Cupboard to be part of our volunteer crew.
DonateIf you would like to donate non-perishable food items or have a food drive to benefit our organization, please call 928-523-5181. To make a monetary donation to, please visit the NAU Foundation.
SNAPDuring COVID-19, help is available for college students to buy groceries through SNAP. Learn if you are eligible by clicking below.
Meal Swipes for JacksIf you or a student you know are experiencing an emergency with food insecurity, short-term free on-campus meal swipes may be available to you. Learn more here.
Flagstaff Community Resource GuideThis guide serves as a one-stop-shop for all your community needs including assistance resources on Housing, Clothing, Family, Health, Financial, Food, Mental Health, and Sexual Health. Learn more here.
A resource for reducing food insecurity
A food pantry for NAU
Helping the Northern Arizona University community. We are students helping students and staff by providing perishable and nonperishable food and resources. Many students struggle with the expenses of college. Some struggle to afford books or rent, but many college students face limited financial resources to buy groceries or a meal plan. The concept of a campus food pantry—Louie’s Cupboard—started with a class project geared towards social movements. Now each year we serve hundreds of students, staff, and faculty through biweekly food distributions. We provide nonperishable canned and boxed goods, fruit, meat, beans, pasta, grains. We also now offer eggs, fresh fruits, vegetables, and bread.
All distributions will take place from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on the designated dates (see below) in the University Union, Room 212. A permit is required at all times to park in lot P16 across from Cline Library.
For more information regarding Louie’s Cupboard or to obtain a food box on non-distribution dates, please contact LouiesCupboard@nau.edu.
Please submit our registration form each time you plan on coming to a distribution. Be prepared to show your confirmation email to Louie’s Cupboard volunteers when you arrive.
Louie’s Cupboard Grab and Go Bags:
Availability: Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Office of the Dean of Students, University Union Room 104
Please come to the Office of the Dean of Students to fill out a Louie’s Cupboard Grab and Go Bag Form.
Food Box Program:
Louie’s Cupboard offers trips to the Flagstaff Family Food Center (FFFC) to participate in their food box program. In the food box you will receive produce, meats and dairy.
- Wednesday-Friday on odd distribution weeks from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Requirements (Set by FFFC):
- You must fill out a one time physical application in the Office of the Dean of Students at least 48 hours before your pick up date to participate.
*No eligibility requirements and open to anyone needing food.
- Show up to your designated time and location to be transported to the FFFC for Food Box Pick Up.
Fall 2022 Distribution Dates: Accordion Closed
Other resources in the Flagstaff area :
The Flagstaff Family Food Center: Food Bank & Kitchen (2nd St.) Tab Open
Flagstaff Family Food Center: Food Bank & Kitchen (Huntington Dr.) Tab Closed
The Flagstaff Family Food Center: Food Bank & Kitchen (2nd St.) Accordion Open
1903 N 2nd Street 928-774-3188 FREE, hot evening meal daily 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Supervised children’s reading room open during meal time.
Flagstaff Family Food Center: Food Bank & Kitchen (Huntington Dr.) Accordion Closed
3805 E. Huntington Drive 928-526-2211 Food boxes available between 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Individuals and families can receive food boxes twice per month as supplies allow.