San Francisco State University takes a bite out of hunger with new food donation program

Food insecure students on campus will now be able to receive weekly food donations from the dining team.
Gator Grub
Gator Grub is a new program by the SFSU dining team which will provide surplus food to food insecure students on campus. | Photo courtesy of San Francisco State University

City Eats, the dining program at San Francisco State University (SFSU), has launched a food donation program.

Named Gator Grub, the program will provide weekly food donations to food insecure students on campus using surplus food from the dining program.

Students will be able to receive push notifications about the availability of the food on their phone via the school’s app.

Food insecurity continues to be a growing problem at college campuses. A recent report by the California Student Aid Commission revealed that college students who receive financial aid in California are experiencing growing rates of food insecurity.

Schools across the country are looking at ways to make sure students stay fed on campus. The university of Pittsburgh, for example, installed food lockers on campus for food insecure students and other schools are utilizing meal swipe donations and more to make sure students can access meals during the school year.



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