Cal State Meal Donation Case Studies

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UNIVERSITY

CAP AND CONVERSION RATE

PROGRAM DETAILS

IMPACT

1

CSU Humboldt

Est. 2013 

In-House Dining

no cap or conversion rate

 

During the last two weeks of the spring semester students are able to sign up to donate unused J points at tables outside of the dining halls. These points are redistributed in increments of $35 to the accounts of students who are facing food insecurity. In order to qualify students must attempt to apply for CalFresh and have less than $35 worth of points in their account.

Spring 2018:

$5,516 J-points donated

2

 

CSU Long Beach

Est. 2015

In-House Dining

 

cap of 1 meal per student can be donated

During the third week of classes in the fall and spring, students can stop by tables outside of the dining hall to donate 1 swipe to support another student.

 

Fall 2017-Spring 2018 school year:

2,750 meals donated

3

CSU Monterey Bay

Est. 2016

Sodexo Dining

cap of 5 meal swipes per student can be donated each drive

Each fall semester during the annual Harvest Turkey Dinner, students can donate up to 5 meal blocks which are converted into vouchers for students facing food insecurity.

Fall 2017:

111 meals donated

4

CSU Fullerton

Est. 2016

Aramark Dining

cap of 1 meal per student can be donated each semester; Aramark matches what is donated

A month-long drive is held at the start of the fall and spring semesters enabling students to donate 1 guest meal to support a classmate facing food insecurity. Aramark matches each donated meal.

Fall 2016-Spring 2017 school year:

1,140 meals donated

5

 

CSU Maritime

Est. 2016

Chartwells Dining

cap of 1 meal per student can be donated each semester

On an ongoing basis throughout each semester, students can sign up online to donate an unused meal to support a classmate in need.

Fall 2017-Spring 2018:

600 meals donated

6

 

CSU Fresno

Est. 2017

In-House Dining

cap of 1 meal per student can be donated each semester 

Each semester students can stop by tables outside of the dining hall to donate a meal to Swipe Out Hunger. These donations are converted into meal vouchers which are distributed at the Student Cupboard pantry on campus.  

Fall 2017-Spring 2018 school year:

803 meals donated

7

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Est. 2018

In-House Dining

cap of 10 swipes per student can be donated each academic year

On an ongoing basis throughout the year, students can fill out a form online to donate up to 10 unused meals, which are redistributed to students facing food insecurity. 

Spring 2018:

1400 meals donated

8

CSU Sacramento

Est. 2018

In-House Dining

cap of 1 meal per student can be donated

At the beginning of each school year when students are signing up for a meal plan they have the option to check off a box to donate a meal to support a classmate facing food insecurity. Meal cards are distributed to students in increments of 3. 

Fall 2018:

587 meals donated

9

CSU East Bay

Est. 2018

Aramark Dining

cap per student varies depending on the meal plan

Each semester students can donate unused swipes some of which are matched by Aramark and redistributed by the campus pantry.

 

 

Fall 2017-Spring 2018 school year:

3,428 meals donated

 

10

CSU Channel Islands

Est. 2018

In-House Dining

 

cap of 1 meal per student can be donated each drive

During the first week of school residents and commuters with meal plans can stop by tables in the dining halls to donate a meal to support a classmate facing food insecurity. 

Fall 2018:

253 meals donated

11

CSU Los Angeles

Est. 2018

In-House Dining

 

cap of 1 meal per student can be donated each drive

Students can sign up to skip a designated meal and donate the meal to support a student facing an emergency situation.

 TBD

 

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