CU Anschutz Food Pantry

Keeping Campus Fed

The food pantry is open to all faculty, staff and students seeking food, hygiene items, and pet supplies. The food pantry is located in the Strauss Health Sciences Library, room 3105.

Summer Hours


  • Mondays 10:00-3:00
  • Tuesdays 1:30-5:30
  • Wednesdays 10:00-3:00
  • Thursdays 12:00-5:00
  • Fridays 10:00-3:00

If you need to access the food pantry when it is closed, email Shantall Valencia (shantall.valencia@cuanschutz.ed).

There are no restrictions on the number of visits to the food pantry but there are limits on the quantity of items taken. Any donations can be brought to the Food Pantry during open hours or in the donation bin outside of the Food Pantry.


How to access:

Enter the library and take the elevator to the third floor. Exit the elevator and take an immediate right down the hallway. If you take the stairs near the elevator, the hallway is straight ahead on the third floor. The food pantry will be on your left, across from the Record Now Studio. If you are in need of additional resources and support regarding food insecurity, simply  submit a referral and a Case Manager will help you navigate resources. 

Ways to Support:

Payroll deductions

The best way to support students experiencing food insecurity is by donating to the CU Anschutz Shares fund, the campus emergency fund for students. You can make a one-time donation or  make a monthly payroll deduction. 5.

Direct Donations

Non-perishable food, hygiene and cleaning products, baby items, and pet supplies are always accepted via the donation bins outside the Food Pantry. Our list of most needed items is below. 

We host at least one campus wide food drive each semester and place donation bins in 12 campus buildings. Our Spring 2024 Food Drive ran from February 12 to February 26th and we received over 240 items donated! 

We want to extend our gratitude to those working in and around Research 2

as 42% of donations came from that building this Spring!

King Soopers Community rewards

In addition, we encourage all those who want to support our Food Pantry but are unable to donate to use our King Soopers Community Rewards Program.

It's easier than ever to raise money by shopping at King Soopers. Subscribe in 3 easy steps:

1. Go to the King Soopers Community Rewards webpage.

2. Click 'enroll now' and log in to your King Soopers account

3. Find us in their list of organization and click 'Enroll' (You can search for us by name, "University of Colorado Anschutz, Anschutz Shares," or by our organization code, GH631

Once completed, any qualifying purchases you make at participating King Soopers stores will generate donations for the CU Anschutz Shares program.

CU Anschutz Food Pantry Contact Information 

The CU Anschutz Food Pantry is overseen by the Office of Student Outreach and Support. For questions, contact Shantall Valencia.

Phone: 303-724-4640


Additional Resources:

Apply for SNAP Benefits: The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program provides monthly assistance to low-income households for food and supplies to support good health.

Hunger Free Colorado: A resource that provides information about food and nutrition resources. Provides a Food Finder Page to provide community resources across Colorado.

Additional Food Pantries and Resources Include:

Arapahoe County Food Pantries

Aurora Food Pantries

Food Bank of the Rockies

Food Assistance-Denver

Office of Student Affairs

CU Anschutz

Education II North

13120 East 19th Avenue


Aurora, CO 80045


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