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Sick Trays and Sack Meals

Ohio University Culinary Services is committed to supporting the educational mission and residential concept of our institution; our team offers two programs designed for those who may be unable to stop by a dining hall due to illness or class conflict. 


Sick Trays


If you are too ill to come to a dining hall, have a friend or roommate bring your ID and ask to see a manager for a sick tray. Sick trays consist of a light soup, crackers, gelatin, ice cream, tea, and fruit juice. If you cannot come to the dining hall because you have an injury that limits your mobility, send your ID card with a friend or roommate and a manager can then issue a tray with food from the regular menu.


Sack Meals


If you are unable to eat in a dining hall because of a class conflict or a University function, notify a dining hall manager 24 hours in advance to arrange for a sack meal. You must present your ID card to receive the meal. Sack meals contain two sandwiches (lunch meat, cheese, or peanut butter and jelly for lunch; premium meats and/or cheese for dinner), fresh vegetables, fruit, potato chips, condiments, and a dessert. A beverage can be included upon request. To avoid foodborne illness, the meal should be picked up shortly before you plan to eat it unless refrigeration is available.


Please remember, Ohio University Culinary Services is here to help you. If you have any questions contact us at 740-593-2970 or send an email to