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Food Insecurity

This guide is intended to provide resources for learning about food insecurity here and around the world; and to provide resources for students and community members to help ameliorate food insecurity on campus and in our region.

Where to go on Campus

Cougar Cupboard

Located in KC210B (in Student Life), the Cougar Cupboard is a free and anonymous service available to IU Kokomo students who need essential items. It offers food, hygiene, and school supplies.


Grab-N-Go for a quick meal or snack

Short on cash for lunch? Forget to eat breakfast? Leave your lunch at home? Grab-N-Go food (a snack or microwaveable meal) is available at 3 locations in the Kelley Student Center: the Welcome Center, the Student Life lounge area and the Financial Aid/Admissions office area .


Want to donate? Food donations for Cougar Cupboard are gladly accepted at the Cole Fitness Center front, and during campus food drives.


IUK Resource Navigator (Laura Bain-Selbo)

The resource navigator’s office is located in the Kelley Student Center, Room 210 C.

Monday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To make an appointment, you can contact Laura directly by emailing her at or by calling her directly at 765-455-9353 or the administrative assistant at 765-455-9203. 

Laura’s role is to be there to explore it with you, help you weigh your options, and connect you with any needed resources. She can help in all kinds of areas, including:

  • Food scarcity
  • Transportation concerns
  • Housing situations
  • Healthcare
  • Health insurance
  • Financial questions and concerns
  • Or any issues that may distract you from doing your best and achieving your academic goals
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