Hunger Resources

Food ShelfHunger is RealAre limited funds keeping you from buying enough food? CSS has resources to help!

CSS Student Food Shelf
The purpose of the CSS Student Food Shelf is to provide immediate food relief for students experiencing food insecurity at the main campus in Duluth. Any CSS student who requests access to the food shelf is given access.

Student Access: CSS Food Shelf can be accessed by going to the Campus Operator's desk in Somers Hall during the following times: Mon-Fri 10 am - 5 pm; weekends 10 am - 8 pm. Security can also give students access after office hours. For students who are concerned about accessing the food shelf from the student at the Campus Operator desk, the following staff members are also able to give access: Jessica Ellingson (Tower 20), Elliott Johnston (Somers 186), Louanne Johnson (Somers 184).

Swipe Out Hunger Swipe Out Hunger

In need of extra meal swipes or dining dollars to get you through the month? Want to donate your extra meal swipes?

Swipe Out Hunger request link:

Swipe Out Hunger donation link:

 Ruby's Pantry

Are you having a hard time finding money to pay for groceries? Attend Ruby's Pantry at Frist United Methodist Church on the 3rd Thursday of the month to get over $100 worth of groceries for $20! Ruby's is a pop-up pantry in the basement of the church. How does it work? You go in the main doors, pay your fee and get a number. When your number is called, you can go down and fill your baskets, boxes, coolers or carts with the groceries. Get a friend and split the fee! This is a great resource for students who want to get quality groceries on a budget. Visit this website for more information.

2019 dates: 5.16, 6.20, 7.18, 8.15, 9.19, 10.17, 11.21 , 12.26

Duluth Community Resources
Additional resources are available in the Duluth community:

Student Food Shelf Donations
We encourage you to support the CSS Student Food Shelf as you are able because your donations allow us to keep the food shelf well stocked. We are able to accept monetary donations and non-perishable food items.
Monetary Donations: Cash and checks (payable to CSS) can be brought to Campus Ministry or College Advancement. Online donations can be made at:
Food Donations: Anytime you are making food donations, please keep in mind that students are in need of individual serving size or regular sized items. Please refrain from donating extra-large size items, expired items, opened packages, or food that can spoil. Our financial support is from Faculty, Staff and Monastery donations and Student Senate funds. Thank you to all those who make this possible!
If you are interested in getting regular updates on food items that are most needed, consider participating in the effort that Becky Brenna coordinates. She hosts a food shelf collection drive every other week throughout the academic year and you can be part of the fun! Simply join the Facebook group: CSS Food Shelf/Student in Need Fun Drive to get involved. Thank you for your support of the CSS Student Food Shelf!

If you have any questions about any of these resources please contact Jessica Ellingson at or call Lori Barnstorf at 723-5933.

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