University of Iowa

About the program

The Hawkeye Meal Share Program is an initiative that gives students the opportunity to donate their unused guest meal swipes online to any undergraduate, graduate, or professional student in need at the University of Iowa. Students experiencing food insecurity will be able to receive meals by contacting Student Care & Assistance in the Office of the Dean of Students. Throughout the year, students wishing to donate meals can do so here through the Hawkeye Meal Share Program. Students will sign onto the University Housing and Dining Hawkeye Meal Share portal and enter the number of unused guest meals you want to donate. Donated meals will be carried over each semester to ensure access to meals for all students throughout the year. If students do not have a meal plan but would still like to contribute, click here, then enter the amount you would like to donate and under gift instructions enter “Meal Share”.

Are you experiencing food insecurity on campus? You can request assistance through the Hawkeye Meal Share program by filling out this short form. Student Care & Assistance will contact students to discuss support, eligibility, and the process for obtaining meal assistance. If you have an immediate need, please call or stop by the office, otherwise requests will be responded to within 24 hours.

The University of Iowa also provides assistance regarding all basic needs and has a tremendous collaboration with various campus and community stakeholders. Please contact Student Care and Assistance for more information if you are in need of basic needs support. Also, check out our Campus Resources section below for information on the campus food pantries.


  • University of Iowa Undergraduate and Graduate Student Governments
  • Office of the Vice President for Student Life
  • Office of the Dean of Students
  • University Housing and Dining

Year Founded

January 2018

Program Roots

The Hawkeye Meal Share program was made possible thanks to the collaboration of the Office of the Vice President for Student Life, Office of the Dean of Students, University Housing & Dining, University of Iowa Student Government (UISG)/Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG), Food Pantry at Iowa, Associated Residence Halls, and the charitable students of the University of Iowa.

Get involved

For questions or to discuss the Hawkeye Meal Share Program, basic needs support, or additional assistance that may be needed, please contact Student Care & Assistance by email at [email protected] or phone 319-335-1162. Student Care & Assistance is located in the Office of the Dean of Students in 278 Iowa Memorial Union.