" We envision a campus community free from hunger and fully able to be successful at NMSU Grants. We desire to see students completely able to pursue academic success free from the worry of hunger. We believe that the NMSU Grants community and the larger Cibola County community already possess the resources and generosity necessary to support each other in times of need and seek to mobilize that potential. "

" We recognize that New Mexico ranks high among the states in the US with the most food insecurity, among children and the general population, and that the demographics of our NMSU Grants community reflect those of New Mexico in many ways. "

" As the state's land grant institution, NMSU has a proud history of making higher education accessible to all. We endeavor to continue that work through our efforts. "

Contact Us

E-mail: Phone: Request David Bishop, or Megan Stoneking at 505-287-6678

Distribution Dates

July 1st 12pm-3pm
July 3rd 12pm-3pm
July 8th 12pm-3pm
July 10th 12pm-3pm
July 15th 12pm-3pm
July 17th 12pm-3pm


The Mission of the Grants Aggies Cupboard is to provide free supplementary food assistance to the NMSU Grants community, including students, adult education students, faculty, and staff.

We strive to create an atmosphere of care, concern, and support for those who may be struggling with food insecurity.

The Grants Aggies Cupboard works to educate on the prevalence of food insecurity and hunger experienced by the NMSU Grants community.

Services Provided

The Aggie Cupboard provides the following food items:
  • Canned Fruits & Vegetables
  • Canned Soups
  • Pasta & Pasta Sauce
  • Velveeta Mac & Cheese (no milk or butter needed)
  • Canned Spaghetti, Ravioli, & Spaghetti O's
  • Canned Meats (Chicken, Tuna, Spam, Vienna Sausages)
  • Dried Beans
  • Rice
  • Cereal & Instant Cereal
  • Juice Packs
  • Bottled Water
  • Coffee & Tea
  • Baking Goods
  • Birthday Cake Package (Cake Mix, Frosting, Candles & Pan)
  • Jars of Baby Food
  • Some Frozen Food (Hot Dogs, Pot Pies)
Additionally, we provide the following personal hygiene items:
  • Bars of Soap
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Mouthwash
  • Floss
  • Razors
  • Feminine Products
  • Baby Diapers
  • Diaper Wipes
  • Socks
We also provide information about SNAP, nutritional information, provide cooking demonstrations, and have a licensed dietician available to meet with interested clients upon request.

Clients Bill of Rights

As a client of the NMSU Grants Campus Aggie Cupboard, you:

  • Will be treated with respect at all times
  • Will receive food and personal hygiene items free of charge
  • Do not have to give anything or take part in any program in order to receive food and personal hygiene items
  • Will receive food and personal hygiene products no matter what your race, family status, gender, disability, religious belief, or sexual preference
  • Do not have to take any food and personal hygiene items that do not meet your dietary needs or religious beliefs
  • Will receive food that is safe to eat and personal hygiene items that are clean and safe to use
  • Will not have to give any information other than your Banner ID or Name to receive items
  • Will need to show your Student ID card to receive items (Adult Education students must who a Picture ID)
  • Will not have your name and personal information shared with other agency services, unless you give permission

How to Donate

You can contribute to Aggie Cupboard in the following ways:

  1. Donate Food, Baby Supplies, and/or Personal Hygiene Products in the Main Office and Other Sites Around Campus
    Canned goods, dry goods (rice, beans, pasta, etc.), shampoo, soap, toothpaste, etc. are preferred. We do have a refrigerator and freezer so we can accept perishable goods that can be frozen.

  2. Give Online at Make a gift of any size using Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover cards. For the Fund, select "Other (write in)" and enter: "NMSU Aggie Cupboard-Grants Program." You can honor or remember someone with your gift.

  3. Mail a Check
    Make checks payable to "NMSU Foundation"
    Write Aggie Cupboard NMSU Grants Campus in the memo line

    Mail the check to:

    NMSU Foundation, Inc.
    Attn: Gift Processing
    PO Box 3590
    Las Cruces, NM 88003-3590

  4. Electronic Funds Transfer
    EFTs, or monthly bank drafts, are a convenient way to establish regular support for NMSU. You can authorize your bank to transfer your gift to the NMSU Foundation automatically, saving you time and paperwork. Please complete the Direct Gift Authorization Form available at and mail to:

    NMSU Foundation, Inc.
    PO Box 3590
    Las Cruces, NM 88003-3590

    If you have a question, please contact Adrian Bautista by calling (575) 646-2552 or via email:
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