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Charlie’s Cupboard is an on-campus pantry free and available to all University of South Dakota students with a current USD student ID. Charlie’s Cupboard offers non-perishable grocery items, personal hygiene products and is a reference to more community resources.

COVID-19 Update

Charlie’s Cupboard is open to serve USD students in this critical time. We understand this is a difficult time for many people and hours have been set to best fit staff, student, and volunteer schedules. Charlie’s Cupboard will provide grab-and-go packages available to all USD students with a current student ID every second and third Thursday of the month from 4 – 7 pm.

Please email us at with questions during this time.

We would like to thank visitors for their patience as we continue adapting to the situation and express appreciation to our many donors for allowing us to continue to provide this vital service to our University of South Dakota community.

How It Works

Any student with a current USD Student ID can use and is encouraged to use Charlie’s Cupboard. There is no limit on the number of times per month a visitor may use the Cupboard. Updates to our availability will occur during holidays and academic breaks. We are located in the University Continuing Education Building #114, West of North Complex.

With questions about access or to request any disability-related accommodations that will facilitate your full participation in Charlie’s Cupboard distributions or other events, please contact

What to expect when visiting the Cupboard:

  • When you arrive at the Cupboard, we will scan your USD student ID which will give you access to the Cupboard.
  • Packages are available for pick up at the table in front of Charlie’s Cupboard along with other miscellaneous items loosely packed in boxes so you may take what you will reasonably use.
  • To eliminate food waste, plastic bins will be located near each exit where visitors can relinquish any items they will not use so they may be redistributed.
  • **Emergency packages may be available upon request.


Support our Mission!
Non-perishable food and/or personal hygiene donations may be dropped off in the Charlie’s Cupboard bin inside the Student Organization Room, located in the Muenster University Center during hours of operation. Donations are picked up weekly and are tax-deductible. In-kind receipts are available upon request.

Students can now use their Flex dollars to donate to Charlie's Cupboard. There are special areas set up at Beede Bump and Coyote Village P.O.D. set aside to show items they have specifically requested.

Online donations are accepted directly through the University of South Dakota Foundation. 

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Charlies Cupboard

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Charlies Cupboard
Center for Continuing Education #114
414 E. Clark St.
Vermillion SD 57069

Center for Continuing Education