Shelves in the Warrior Cupboard are stocked with food and supplies for students.

Warrior Cupboard: On-Campus Food Shelf

Located in IWC 130, The Warrior Cupboard is an on-campus food shelf for students, by students.

The goal is make sure that students have access to quality food on a regular basis through supplemental nutrition assistance when they need it.

If you are struggling to get enough to eat, or choosing to skip meals so you can afford your textbooks or other school-related costs, consider reaching out to get access to the space.

Once your student ID card is granted access, you'll be able to scan into the space whenever the IWC building is open to get what you need. It's private, accessible and easy.


Get The Help You Need

Food insecurity can lead to lower grades and poor physical and mental health. There are support services available on campus in and the Winona community for any student who needs help.

Stop by in 222 Integrated Wellness Complex for an appointment and learn more about your options.

It is entirely free to use the Warrior Cupboard. You simply need to use your Warrior ID card to open the door to the room.

To request card access, please email wellness@winona.edu and provide:

  • your full name
  • WSU email address
  • your StarID
  • any special notes or information that you want to share

A Warrior Cupboard advocate will reach out to confirm that your request has been granted. It may take a few days for your card access to be updated.

If you need to access the space quickly, make sure you include that in your email.

WSU Health & Wellness Services

Healthcare providers at WSU Health & Wellness Services can refer you to the Warrior Cupboard. They also publish a list of resources to struggling financially which includes locations of free meals all around Winona.

However, another reason to visit Health and Wellness services is to stay on top of your health. Self-care is an important part of wellness but it can be challenging if you are experiencing temporary food insecurity. WSU Health & Wellness Services can help with:

  • primary care
  • specialty care
  • mental health support
  • ancillary and diagnostic services

These healthcare services are offered on-campus for low cost to all students. Call 507.457.5160 today for an appointment with a physician, registered nurse or other health practitioner to stay engaged with your well-being.

 

WSU Counseling Services

Emotional and mental health care are essential when dealing with the stress and challenges related to food insecurity. The WSU Counseling Services team is ready to help.

WSU Counseling Services provides pet-therapy with Winston, education, and individual and group appointments with licensed mental health professionals. All mental health providers at WSU Counseling Services can provide a referral to the Warrior Cupboard.

Call 507.457.5330 or visit the website for more information or to make an appointment.

You can help support the Warrior Cupboard by volunteering to run a fundraiser or food drive and other opportunities. 

Contact the Director of Integrated Wellness at wellness@winona.edu to learn about what items are needed and how you can get involved.

Several opportunities take place every year, and include:

  • Creating two university-wide food drive and fundraising competitions, the Holiday Walk-Around in December and End-of-the-Academic-Year Share Around in May
  • Working with Matthew Ohs in Advancement to plan a regular series of Go Fund Me campaigns
  • Planning or working with Residence Life or student clubs to hold canned food and fundraising drives
  • Working with the WSU Bookstore on events supporting the Warrior Cupboard

The Warrior Cupboard is funded 100% by donations and run by volunteers. We need your help to be able to provide this support to students.

Donate Online Today

Here's how to make a donation by credit card:

  1. Visit the WSU Online Giving Portal 
  2. Enter the amount of your donation
  3. Select “Other” from the dropdown
  4. Enter “Warrior Cupboard-30312” in the “other” field so your donation is directed to the Warrior Cupboard