Campus Food Bank at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis

Food Bank

The Food Bank provides the tremendous blessing of free groceries and household items to all Seminary students and their families. 

Students shop twice a month during the academic year and once a month during the summer free of charge. A point system based on family size is used to determine how much each family may receive each month. The Food Bank allows students and their families the opportunity to stretch their resources by reducing their out-of-pocket grocery expenses.


The Food Bank is located on the lower floor of the Benidt Seminary Center (directly beneath Koburg Dining Hall). View the campus map.

Hours of Operation

When classes are in session, the Food Bank is open for shopping on:

  • The second and fourth Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to noon
  • Tuesday following the Saturday shopping days from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Bread is available at the Food Bank beginning at 9:30 a.m. Mondays and Fridays.


Volunteer hours vary. Email the Food Bank Coordinator at to be contacted when volunteer opportunities arise. You also can check the CSL Food Bank Facebook page for opportunities.


Food donations are accepted by appointment. Please call 314-505-7029. Please email requests for our current wish list to