Community Cupboard

"Come as you are.  Take what you need."


The Cal Lutheran Community Cupboard, located in the Samuelson Chapel lounge, provides non-perishable food items, grocery store gift cards, and Ullman Common meals to any current student who may have need of them. 

We aks nothing of students except that they take only what they need and leave the rest for others.

Community Cupboard:

The Community Cupboard is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. If you need assistance in accessing the cupboard, please contact Campus Safety.

To submit a request for items you would like to see in the cupboard, click here.

Swipe Out Hunger Program:

Sodexo, Swipe Out Hunger and Cal Lutheran are partnering to fight student food insecurity. Sodexo, has provided meals to establish a Meal Swipe Bank for food insecure students. Students may request swipes by using the below Swipe Out Meal Request Form. Once meal swipes are distributed from the Meal Swipe Bank to those students' ID cards, those meals can be redeemed simply by swiping in at Ullman Commons as "guest meals".

To request meal swipes, please fill out this form

Offering Support:

The need for Community Cupboard support is as strong as ever. Our students will need special tending over the weeks of the summer holiday. 

Samuelson Chapel is open each day from 8am-5pm should you wish to donate items. Please check out our amazon wishlist for donation ideas. 

You may also wish to consider clicking here to support the Community Cupboard financially (select the Community Cupboard from the drop down designation list). Your gift will be used to purchase supplies to keep the cupboard stocked for our students. 


If you have any questions about the Community Cupboard, Swipe Out Hunger, or supporting these programs, please contact us at