Contact Us

Charlie's Cupboard
Center for Continuing Education Room 114
Vermillion, SD 57069
Office Hours

Thursday: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Monday: 2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Pop-up cupboard hours)


Important Information

Below are questions that we wanted to clarify for people who are new to Charlie's Cupboard. If you have any other questions feel free to contact us!
Bags of food at Charlie's Cupboard.

We are here for you, Coyotes

We understand that a wide array of challenges may occur throughout your time at USD. The University and Charlie’s Cupboard are dedicated to ensuring that access to food never presents a barrier so you can excel while you pursue your education. Please let us know how we can continue to better serve you.
Students selecting canned food items at Charlie's Cupboard food panty.

Give to Charlie's Cupboard

Alumni and friends of the university can make an impact on Charlie's Cupboard. Online donations can be sent directly through to the University of South Dakota Foundation. Thank you for your support!

Give to Charlie's Cupboard

Additional Resources

Feeding America is a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries. For more than 40 years, Feeding America has responded to the needs of individuals struggling with food insecurity in this country. In times of uncertainty, they have not wavered from their mission to end the fight against hunger.

10% of Feeding America’s participants are college students. Additionally, nearly 1 in 4 households must choose between paying for food and paying for school loans, tuition, and other educational expenses.

South Dakota

You may also qualify for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) through your state of residence. For more information, and to apply, please click the link below or call your state Department of Social Services. Learn more about applying for SNAP/nutrition assistance.

For more information, pamphlets are available on the resource board outside of Charlie’s Cupboard.

Clay County

Feeding America’s annual Map the Meal Gap Project recognizes Clay County, home of USD, as one of the most underserved communities in South Dakota in terms of food insecurity. According to national research, 2,420 USD students may have experienced some level of food insecurity in the previous month and more than 3,000 have in the previous year.

The Clay County Community Connection Center (CCC) is a one-stop-shop for multiple services, including, but not limited to, United Way of Vermillion, the Vermillion Food Pantry, the Weekend Backpack Program, The Welcome Table, and Salvation Army.



make a positive difference

Success story Nathan Popp smiling.
The highlight of my USD experience was helping co-found Charlie's Cupboard, USD's first on-campus food pantry. Since then I have helped serve over 2,000 fellow students and had the opportunity to network with many inspirational and motivated individuals.

Nathan Popp

B.S. Medical Biology '22
Garretson, SD