Concordia University St. Paul’s Comet’s Cupboard is for students, alumni, faculty, and staff. The program hopes to decrease the number of food-insecure CSP students by increasing access to free and nutritious groceries and to reduce the stigma associated with receiving nutrition assistance by creating a welcoming environment.
Comet’s Cupboard partners with Second Harvest Heartland, a non-profit that distributes large amounts of donated food to a variety of organizations and programs that directly serve clients. Click here for more information on Second Harvest Heartland.
For community members: please schedule an appointment using the link below. Come inside the Winget Student Life Center (the best place to park is on Concordia Avenue, just east of Hamline Avenue. There is an outdoor basketball court near the Student Life Center doors). Enter the Student Life Center and head up the stairs to your right, past the student dining hall; you’ll see signs for Comet’s Cupboard on the top floor where a student employee will be waiting to assist you. View campus map.
Comet's Cupboard FAQ
CSP’s Comet’s Cupboard is available to Concordia students, faculty, staff, alumni, or their dependents at no cost. No proof of income or need is necessary to visit Comet’s Cupboard. Everyone is welcome to visit and take what they need.
*Comet’s Cupboard is also open to community members by appointment only
Make your appointment here (appointments must be made 24 hours in advance): https://cometscupboard.youcanbook.me/
Students may also stop by Meyer Hall 115 for access.
Meet outside the Winget Student Life Center (the best place to park is on Concordia Avenue, just east of Hamline Avenue. Use the sidewalk to get to the Winget Student Life Center). Someone will meet you outside to provide access to Comet’s Cupboard.
Items vary by what we have in stock, but you will usaually find the following:
- Feminine Hygiene Products
- Frozen Beef
- Canned Tuna and Chicken
- Boxed Dinners (Mac-n-Cheese, Ramen, etc.)
- Apple Sauce
- Cereal & Oatmeal
- Pancake Mix
- Peanut Butter & Jelly
- Canned Veggies
- Pasta & Pasta Sauce
- Canned Fruit
- Granola Bars
Make a Food Donation to the Concordia Comet’s Cupboard
Non-Perishable items are accepted. Donations are accepted at any time in the Center for Student Engagement office (located in Meyer Hall, off of the tunnel). For larger donations, or if you have any questions, please call to schedule a drop-off time at (651) 641-8261 or email [email protected]. Below is a list of the most needed items:
- Canned Fruit
- Pasta Sauce
- Canned chicken
- Ready made meals to heat up (easy mac, ramen etc.)
- Breakfast foods (cereal, oatmeal, granola bars)
- Cleaning Supplies
- Feminine Products
Make a Monetary Donation to the Concordia Comet’s Cupboard
Because the Comet’s Cupboard purchases food from Second Harvest, your dollar buys up to five times as much food when you donate cash rather than groceries. Mail monetary donations to the Center for Student Engagement office, Concordia University Food Shelf, 1282 Concordia Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104 – Make checks payable to Concordia University Food Shelf.