Fighting Food Insecurity

In Fall 2019, Our Savior's Lutheran (OSL) Church and Augustana Dining Services partnered with the Augustana Student Association (ASA), Dean of Students Office, Center for Campus Life, Campus Ministry, International Programs Office (IPO), Serving and Learning Together (SALT), and Student Engagement to create a trio of programs aimed at fighting food insecurity within Augustana's campus community.

Campus Cupboard & OSL Food Ministry

Starting May 23, Campus Cupboard will relocate back to the Edith Mortenson Center outside of the UBG office and restrooms. Campus Cupboard is a food pantry which provides non-perishable food items, toiletries and miscellaneous items to any member of the Augustana community who needs them. Members of the Augustana community can access this space at any time to grab the items they need. 

OSL Food Ministry is not currently serving meals. We hope to offer this program again in the future.

Want to help? If you are interested in volunteering to help staff the Campus Cupboard when it reopens in the fall, please email We are more than happy to host groups or individual volunteers. If you have any questions regarding these programs, please email

Swipe Out Hunger

Sodexo, Swipe Out Hunger, and Augustana University has partnered to establish a meal swipe bank for students experiencing food insecurity. Upon request, meals from the bank will be added to a student's ID card, making them available to use by swiping in at the Ordal Dining Room. To learn more or to request meals, visit the Swipe Out Hunger webpage and request form.