Cardinal Cupboard

Cardinal Cupboard Food Pantry located in SAC W314

The Cardinal Cupboard's goal is to reduce food waste on campus by allowing students, faculty,
and staff to donate unwanted food items and offer it to those in need.
Located on the Swain Student Activities Center W314 (Third Floor).


Fall 2019 Hours of Operation

Weekdays: 9 AM - 6 PM (or by appointment)

Email for an appointment.

Bring your Cardinal Card to your appointment.​

Weekends: Closed

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who can use the Cardinal Cupboard food pantry?
A: ​University of Louisville students, staff and faculty are welcome to use the pantry. Visitors must show their Cardinal Card at each visit.

Q: What are your policies on what items you take for the Cardinal Cupboard?
A: Please refer to our Cardinal Cupboard Guide Book (DOCX) for all policy and regulation questions.

Q: Where can I donate food and toiletry items?
A: There is a permanent donation box staged outside of the Cardinal Cupboard in the Student Activities Center, room W314.

Q: How does Cardinal Cupboard receive donations?
A: All donations are received through in-kind donations, as either direct in-take food items or as monetary contributions, or university department or student organization sponsored food drives.

Q: How do I make a monetary donation to the Cardinal Cupboard?
A: Monetary donations may be made through the ​Fund for UofL Student Affairs webpage. Select "other" under designation and specify "Cardinal Cupboard" in the notes section.

Q: Who should I contact if my organization is interested in hosting a food drive to benefit the Cardinal Cupboard?
A: If you or an organization you are involved with is interested in donating from a drive, contact our programming director who can be reached at

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