Food on the shelves at Ace Campus Food Pantry are available for students' basic needs.

Getting Your Basic Needs Met

CAPS understands that some members of our Purdue community may be struggling to get their basic needs met, including access to food and other essential goods, economic, employment and other important services. Here are some resources that may be of some help. Please know that CAPS is here for you and encourages you to call 765-494-6995 if you would like to speak with a case manager about additional community resources.

For information about medical insurance, paying essential bills, student loans, academic support or food insecurity, please click on the following links:

On Campus Support:

ACE Campus Food Pantry

Center for Career Opportunities - Finding employment and internships. Looking for business attire to wear? The CCO has a business clothes closet for student to use. 

ODOS Resources and Support- Academic support, advocacy and support, career and academic advising, diversity and inclusion, financial support, health and wellness, housing and residential life.

RecWell Nutrition Services

Student Medical and Prescription Insurance Enrollment – Domestic students, international students, graduate student staff and fellowship students.

Student Legal Services

Off Campus Support:

Catherine’s Closet at St.Thomas Aquinas provides personal hygiene needs. Please call 765-743-4652 or email for additional information.

Food Finders

Greater Lafayette Mutual Aid Network

Lafayette Urban Ministry – Financial assistance, prescription assistance, food programs and homeless services.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

United Way of Greater Lafayette: Community Resource Guide