There are two initiatives that address food insecurity on our campus: the Student Emergency Fund and the Foodshare Program.
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Food insecurity is defined as the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.
The Student Emergency Fund address the immediate needs of students experiencing food insecurity by providing them with financial resources to purchase food. Students who need to access the Student Emergency Fund should contact Student Affairs at studentaffairs AT_TOWSON or 410-704-2055.
Students who would like more information regarding Financial Education and Budgeting may explore Towson University's Financial Wellness resources.
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 Student Emergency Fund.
The FoodShare program addresses the needs of students, faculty, and staff who are experiencing food insecurity by providing a weekly bag of food. The pantry is located at the Ward and West Health and Counseling Center. The entrance to the pantry is located on the back side of the building, directly across from the main entrance to Residence Tower. The pantry is open on Mondays from 10am to 1pm and Thursdays from 3pm to 6pm, as well as by appointment. Email foodshare AT_TOWSON 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.