Crimson Cupboard Food Pantry


The Crimson Cupboard is open to pick-up prepackaged bags:

Jan. 18 - Feb. 5: Monday and Tuesday pantry hours - 4-6 p.m.


Spring semester hours start Feb. 8 and continue through May 7:

Mondays: 2-4 p.m.

Wednesdays: 4-6 p.m.

Fridays: 1-3 p.m.

Check our CrimsonCupboardIU Facebook page for additional updates.

Free food for students in need

Crimson Cupboard offers free food to IU Bloomington students who cannot otherwise afford it.

Stocked by donations and staffed by volunteers, this special food pantry lessens the effects of poverty and food insecurity in our community.

How it works

Crimson Cupboard operates on the honor system. We will never ask you for financial information.

At your first visit to the pantry, you will complete a client form, which asks for general personal and demographic information. At each following visit, we will ask for your name. You can visit the pantry once a week.

two women smiling, sitting next to a bin full of food

Volunteer at the food pantry

Volunteers keep the food pantry running for students in need. If you would like to volunteer your time at the Crimson Cupboard, send us an email at We will contact you with training information and opportunities.