Have questions about the food pantry at Indiana University Kokomo?
If you have questions about the food pantry at Indiana University Kokomo, we're here to help! The Cougar Cupboard, under the Office of Student Life and Campus Diversity, is managed by the resource navigator and is a free service offering essential products to all current Indiana University Kokomo students and employees. Through our online form, it is an anonymous service and you don't owe anyone an explanation anytime.
Current IU Kokomo students and employees.
No information is required; you just need to be a current student or employee.
We provide a shopping list, with guidelines for the number of food items per category (veggies, fruits, grains, etc.) that equals enough food for at least two days. A similar list is provided for hygiene and school supplies. However, if a student needs more than what is suggested in the guidelines, we just ask that it is recorded on the anonymous shopping list. This helps us determine what categories and amounts are needed most.
There are no rules about frequency of use.
If you find you are using it more than you would like, be sure to talk with the resource navigator who may know of additional resources that could be helpful.
The Cougar Cupboard is available for any IU Kokomo student actively enrolled, as well as, any IU Kokomo faculty or staff members.
Complete an online shopping form through the webpage. Your order will be ready for pickup in the Student Life office KC210 within two days. Bring your assigned number when you come, and a staff member will get your personalized order
According to the USDA, food is considered safe 18 months to 5 years (depending on acid level of contents) past the “best by” dates. Pantries may give away food up to 18 months past the “best buy” date. Questions about food safety can be directed to Kim Mossburg, Dietitian.
Please request an updated list from the IU Kokomo resource navigator, Laura Bain-Selbo, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting Kelley Student Center, Room 210C.
Kokomo Rescue Mission 321 West Mulberry Meals 365 days a year 12 – 12:45 p.m. and 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Fresh Start Ministries 801 West Mulberry 5 p.m.
Pine Valley Community Room 300 W. Center Rd, Just west of US 31 5 p.m.
Trinity United Methodist Church 1701 S. Locke St. 5 p.m.
New Life Church 1803 E. Vaile Ave. (Activity Center) 5 p.m.
Main St. United Methodist Church 830 S. Main Street 12:45 – 1:15 p.m.
First Church of the Nazarene 2734 S. Washington 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
First EPC Church (September – May) 2000 W. Jefferson 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.
St. Andrews Episcopal Church 602 W. Superior St. Breakfast served Saturdays 9 – 10 a.m.
Please note: It is recommended that you call ahead as times and locations are subject to change.
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (as long as campus offices are open)
After hours, they can contact IU Kokomo PD. They will unlock the store for the student. Please call 765-455-9363.
Due to COVID19, our Grab and Go stations are more limited. However, on occasion the Welcome Center in Lower Alumni Hall will have granola bars and similar snacks available.
Until further notice, a Grab and Go station will be operating on a limited basis at the Welcome Center, in Lower Alumni Hall.
Once physical distancing and extra hygiene procedures are lifted, Anyone is welcome and encouraged to start one. Laura Bain-Selbo, the resource navigator, is happy to answer questions about setting one up, providing signage, and helping spread the word about your Grab and Go. If your supplies run low, the Student Life can help supplement from their supplies, if they have excess. However, your area will be responsible for securing the bulk of the donations.
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