National research has shown that a minimum of 1 in 5 college students are experiencing food insecurity. Research also shows that food insecurity negatively impacts students’ academic success, sense of belonging, physical health, and mental wellbeing. To help address this need among our students, the MSC has implemented multiple policies and programs.
The MSC and its Identity Centers frequently provide meals during their events. Whenever there is leftover food, we invite attendees and students in our spaces to take food home with them. To encourage this, we attempt to provide to-go boxes at the end of all of our events.
Snack n Go
The MSC established the Snack n Go in room 206 of the Red Gym. The Snack n Go station is stocked with snacks such as fruit, granola bars, cereal, and oatmeal. The Open Seat and Morgridge Center for Public Service sponsors our Snack n Go. Students are free to take whatever they need from the station.
MSC Meal Cards
For students needing additional support, they can request a pre-loaded meal card for the dining halls once per semester. For more information, please contact an MSC staff member directly or stop by the Snack n Go.
Additional Campus Resources