Below you'll find the answers to our most frequently asked questions. Please email if you have any further questions.

Who can shop?

IU students who finds themselves in need of supplemental food and/or personal care items can shop at the Crimson Cupboard. 

Do I have to prove my need in order to shop?

No, the Crimson Cupboard operates on the honor system. Shoppers will never be asked for financial information.

How do I get signed up to shop?

At your first visit to the pantry, you will be asked to fill out our New Client Form, which asks for general personal and demographic information. At each subsequent visit, you will simply be asked for your name.

How many items can I get when I shop?

Items are allotted based on your number of dependents. Clients with dependents are eligible for more items than a client without.

Nubmer of dependents Items allotted
Client without Dependents 13
Client with Spouse 17
Client with 1-2 Dependents 21
Client with 3-5 Dependents 25

Does it cost to shop at the pantry?

No, there is never any cost to shop at the Crimson Cupboard. All items in the pantry are available free of charge to those in need.

How often can I shop?

Shoppers can visit the pantry once a week. 

What is available at the pantry?

As a food pantry, we rely on donations to keep our shelves stocked. Donations vary greatly, and dictate what we have available for our shoppers on a weekly basis. 

Crimson Cupboard food boxes

A peak of what is typically available at the pantry

  • Cereal
  • Rice
  • Beans
  • Soup
  • Canned Tuna
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Fruit
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Ramen
  • Snacks
  • Personal Care Items
  • & More!