VU Food Pantry System


Viterbo University, in partnership with the Hunger Task Force of La Crosse and generous independent donations, offers a food pantry system on campus. The pantries are located in the Murphy Center (on the third floor across from Health Services), in The Port (in Marion Hall), and in Campus Ministry (green house next to San Damiano Chapel). Students have 24/7 access to The Port Pantry and Campus Ministry. The pantry in Murphy Center is open to all during the hours listed below: 

Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sunday: 12 - 9 p.m.

Both pantries now have automatic locking systems and card readers installed. A Viterbo ID will be required to scan in an unlock the door. This initiative will be put in place for better tracking purposes to ensure we can maintain our partnership with the Hunger Task Force of La Crosse, but all personal information will be kept confidential. 



Viterbo University maintains a policy of non-discrimination and confidentiality in regards to all food pantry beneficiaries. If you have a complaint regarding the food pantry, please direct it to Emilio Alvarez by stopping by the Sr. Thea Bowman Center (Office #2) or by sending an email to  

Need Emergency Food? If you or someone you know needs emergency food, please dial 2-1-1. To call using a cell phone or pay phone, dial 414-773-0211 or toll free 1-866-211-3380. An operator will help you locate the closest emergency food pantry and/or meal program in your area.