Who do you help?

Did you know over 30% of U-M students struggle with food insecurity in some way? We are here to help anyone with a valid U-M ID.

I’m short on food, but I don’t think I need ‘help’.

Come on in anyway. Just look around or leave with a couple grocery bags, it’s your choice. We’re here to support you, however you need it.

Will this impact my financial aid?

No, accessing Maize and Blue Cupboard will not impact your financial aid.

Is there a limit on food?

There’s no limit on food. Take what you need, but eat what you take. We’re set up like a grocery store, so you have free choice to choose what you prefer to eat. You might see suggested portions for certain food items. This is to help ensure we don’t run out of high-demand items. If there is something else you’d like to see in the space, let us know.

Is there a limit on other items?

We have a limited supply of personal items and cookware. We ask that you please limit shopping cookware to once a semester and personal needs to once a month, if possible.

What is your privacy policy?

Privacy is at the center of our mission to ensure the dignity of all individuals. Information will not be shared with any entity, individual, or organization outside of the requirement to fulfill USDA, University of Michigan, and Food Gatherers policies. Outside of requiring your U-M ID, nobody is verifying the information you provide.