California State University – Long Beach
Welcome Sharks!

About the program

During the third week of classes in the fall and the spring semesters, CSU Long Beach hosts a Feed A Need Drive, where students can stop by at the dining hall to donate one swipe to their classmates facing food insecurity.

In the Winter 2019 drive, 1,622 meals were donated! Hear amazing stories from students who benefited from donated meal swipes in this video!

Are you a student facing food insecurity on campus? You can apply here for swipes. Check out more basic needs resources here and find more information on the food pantry in our Campus Resources section below.


  • Carol Menard

Year Founded

Spring 2015

Program Roots

Feed A Need began in the spring of 2015 through a collaboration between the Emergency Wellness Team, Housing & Residential Life staff, and University Development with a mission of expanding access to healthy nutritious meals for students facing crises and improving student retention.

Get involved

Interested in getting involved? Consider joining the student government here.


  • 1212 Bellflower Blvd., USU-313 Long Beach, California 90815

  • Monday - Friday, 10am - 2pm & 5pm - 7pm

  • 562.985.2038