Lakers Care and Share
CSU Meal Share Program
The CSU Meal Share Program helps support students who are experiencing Food Insecurity. Food Insecurity is defined by the USDA as "a lack of consistent access to enough food for every person in a household to live an active, healthy life."
Meal swipes from meal plans are donated by the campus community, and provided to qualifying students when available. Donations and requests are accepted during fall and spring semesters while the Lakeside Dining Hall is open.
*If you have a meal plan, you are not eligible to receive meal swipes from this program.
Donate a Meal
If you have a meal plan, you can donate meal swipes to support students with immediate food needs. Meals can be donated from any student block plan, Faculty/Staff plan, or from the guest meal allowance from semester plans (Platinum, Gold, or Silver).
Click here to Donate a Meal
Request a Meal
If you are in immediate need of a meal and don’t have an active meal plan, you are welcome to submit a request. Upon completion of your request, someone from the Meal Share program will review your request and may authorize a certain number of meals to your LakerCard for use at the Lakeside Dining Hall. Approval and assignment is based upon need and availability of donated meals. Please note: Only currently-enrolled students are eligible for the Meal Share program.
Click here to Submit a Meal Request
If you have questions about the Meal Share program, contact CSU Meal Share.