Food Insecurity & FoodShare Programs

There are two initiatives that address food insecurity on our campus: the Food Insecurity Support Fund and the Foodshare Program.

Food Insecurity Support Fund

Food insecurity is defined as the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.

The Food Insecurity Support Fund address the immediate needs of students experiencing food insecurity. The fund provides for money to be deposited directly onto a student’s TU OneCard that can be used at dining halls on campus. Students who need to access the Food Insecurity Support Fund should contact Student Affairs at or 410-704-2055. 

Support the Fund

Students with meal plans can donate up to 2 unused meal swipes per week toward the Food Insecurity Support Fund. Anyone can support this initiative by giving to the Food Insecurity Support Fund

FoodShare Program

The FoodShare program addresses the needs of students, faculty, and staff who are experiencing food insecurity.  The food pantry is located in the lower level lobby of Ward and West (the Health and Counseling Center). The pantry is open on Mondays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Thursdays from 3 to 5 p.m., as well as by appointment. Email for an appointment.

TU students, faculty and staff can receive 10 items every week during the semester when Towson University is in session. To use FoodShare, you will need to provide your TU ID and fill out an intake form prior to accessing the pantry.

The program is provided through a collaboration including The Table: a Lutheran Episcopal ministry, the Office of Sustainability and the Division of Student Affairs.

Student Emergency Grant Fund

TU full-time students who are experiencing a financial crisis during COVID-19 may apply for student emergency funds to cover some expenses. Learn more.