Food Insecurity on Campus
St. Elizabeth Bread Basket

Food insecurity is a serious issue on college campuses across the country. Even for students with meal plans, there are times during campus breaks that students may find themselves unsure about the source of their next meal and without the resources to obtain food on their own. In response, Wartburg College, in partnership with the Northeast Iowa Food Bank, provides no cost nutritious groceries over breaks to any student in need. Since its inception in 2019, over 5000 pounds of food have been distributed to students over campus breaks.

Although SEBB operates primarily over breaks, Student Life has the capacity to provide various non-perishable food items to students in need at any time. We are a community, and no person should ever go hungry on our campus.

For information about the on-campus food pantry program or campus food insecurity, please contact jennifer.onuigbo@wartburg.edu.  All inquiries are confidential.

SEBB Little Food Pantry (Coming Soon!)

Located outside the Student Life suite in the Saemann Student Center, the Little Food Pantry is stocked with non-perishable food items to address students’ immediate hunger needs. This is a partnership between Student Life and the Wartburg Volunteer Action Center (VAC).

(Due to COVID restrictions, the Little Food Pantry is not currently accepting food donations).

Community Food Resources
Click here for information about resources addressing food insecurity in Bremer County. Listed resources include community meals, food pantries, community garden programs and governmental agencies.
NEW: Comfort Food Fridays
The Waverly Senior Center, located at 506 East Bremer Ave, offers free Comfort Food Fridays. On the first and third Friday of each month (4/2, 4/16, 5/7, 5/21 etc), free soup, crackers/roll, salad and cookie are available at no charge. Reservations are required by 12:00pm on the Friday before the meal is offered, and can be made by calling 319-352-5678. Pick up is between 11:30am – 12:30pm.
Are You Experiencing New Financial Hardship?

If you or your family’s financial situation has recently changed and you aren’t sure where to turn, contact Assistant Residential Life Director josh.bulten@wartburg.edu or anyone within the department of Student Life. Staff members can connect you with Wartburg resources to help you navigate challenging circumstances.