Meal Bank

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The Meal Bank program is a way for students to share meals from a campus meal plan with fellow students experiencing hunger. Culinary Services facilitates a donation period to collect meal donations from students and then distributes them directly to Meal Bank users’ OHIO ID cards for use in campus dining venues. 

To access meals from the Meal Bank, sign up to be a member of the Cats’ Cupboard Food Pantry

Thanks to Culinary Services for making this program possible and donating meals to create the Meal Bank!

How can I access the Meal Bank?

To access the Meal Bank, students need to complete the Cats' Cupboard membership form. Applications are reviewed by the Dean of Students Office. Students will be notified via email if they are approved for donated meals. Those meals will be loaded directly on the student's OHIO ID card and can be used in any dining court, Shively Grab N Go, or Smooth Moves at Boyd Market. Unused donated meals will expire at the end of the semester in which they are awarded.

How can I donate meals to the Meal Bank?

Athens campus students who are on a Traditional, Flex, or Block Meal Plan can donate up to three meals during a designated period each semester. Cashiers will be ready to process your shared meals at The District on West Green and Nelson Court during that timeframe. 

Who can I contact for more information?

If you have questions about the Meal Bank program or application process, contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 740.593.1800 or