Auburn Cares

Student Affairs

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 or by calling 334-844-1305.

Amazon Wish List

Please check our Amazon Wish List for the items we currently need.

All items can be shipped to the following address:
Campus Food Pantry
Student Center, Suite 1115
255 Heisman Drive, Auburn, AL 36849

Food Drives

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 so that we can best assist you and your efforts.


The Campus Food Pantry is happy to have volunteers who are willing to support our initiative. To help in another way, please see the “Food Drives” section.

Accepted Items

  • Canned Fruits
  • Dried Fruits
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Meat
  • Cereal
  • Crackers/Chips
  • Canned/Dried Beans
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Pasta
  • Peanut Butter
  • Oatmeal
  • Rice
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Jelly
  • Soup
  • Ramen Noodles
  • Chef Boyardee
  • Biscuit/Pancake Mix
  • Cornbread Mix
  • Tuna/Chicken/Hamburger Helper
  • Microwaveable Meals (non-frozen)
  • Cereal/Granola Bars
  • Boxed Mashed Potatoes
  • Toiletries

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 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.

Last modified: October 10, 2018