About the 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 only requirement to use the Campus Food Pantry is that the user must be a currently enrolled student.
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 demographic information sheet before their first visit to the Campus Food Pantry. 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.
Students are able to access the Campus Food Pantry twice a month by visiting Lupton Hall. Check out the highlight “Get Here” on our Instagram: @au_campusfoodpantry for assistance finding the location.
Hours for June 2023 are Mondays from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Tuesdays from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm, Wednesdays from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm, and Thursdays from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm.
If you need assistance outside of these hours, contact Auburn Cares for an appointment at email@example.com or by calling (334)-844-1305.
New Campus Food Pantry Users
Before using the Campus Food Pantry, students must confirm they are food insecure by completing an online form.
Once the form is completed, students will receive confirmation of their eligibility via e-mail.
Ways to Support the Campus Food Pantry
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 1206
255 Heisman Drive, Auburn, AL 36849
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (334)-844-1305 so that we can best assist you and your needs.
Learn About Food Insecurity
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines food insecurity as a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life.
Low food security is described as reduced quality, variety, and desirability of diet, but quantity of food intake and normal eating patterns are not substantially disrupted. Very low food security is when eating patterns are disrupted and food intake is reduced to lack of money or other resources for food. Essentially, food insecurity can be explained as either reducing the quality or quantity of food due to lack of resources.
Hunger can be considered a potential consequence of food insecurity that, because of prolonged, involuntary lack of food, results in discomfort, illness, weakness, or pain that goes beyond the usual uneasy sensation.
To find out whether you are food insecure, complete the following USDA food security survey.