Working to end food insecurity at KU

Food Assistance



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The KU Campus Cupboard is a food pantry for KU students, faculty, staff and affiliates. The Campus Cupboard is location on Level 4 of the Kansas Union and accessible from both the Student Involvement and Leadership Center and the Sabatini Multicultural Resource Center.


Hours of operation while classes are in session:

Monday and Tuesday: 11:00AM-7:00PM

Thursday and Friday:  9:00AM-2:00PM




  • Just Food is the food bank in Douglas County, supplying more than 40 partner agencies with frozen meat and fresh produce as well as bread and food donated from community drives. Just Food specializes in direct client service through programs like Just Grow and Just Cook.
  • Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen (L.I.N.K) provides free homemade meals to individuals and families. Everyone is welcome with no questions asked. Serving times are 1-2PM on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday at First Christian Church. 
  • Ecumencial Campus Ministries provides a free Veggie Lunch every Thursday from 11:30AM-1:00PM. While school is in session.
  • Visit Harvesters to find other food resources throughout the community.
  • Ballard Center provides a mobile food pantry on the third Wednesday every month at 9AM at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.
  • The United Way of Douglas County connects residents to a wide range of emergency services.  Download their resource guide or dial 2-1-1 or visit 211 of Kansas to find the community support you need.  
  • See if you are eligible to apply for SNAP benefits.


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