There are two initiatives that address food insecurity on our campus: the Student Emergency Fund and the Foodshare Program.
Food insecurity is defined as the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.
The FoodShare program addresses the needs of students, faculty, and staff who are experiencing food insecurity by providing a weekly bag of food. The FoodShare is located at the Ward and West Health and Counseling Center. The entrance is located on the back side of the building, directly across from the main entrance to Residence Tower.
During the spring term of 2021, the TU FoodShare will operate via a hybrid model. The FoodShare will be open on Thursdays from 3-6pm for walk-in service. The FoodShare will continue its remote pick-up model for those who prefer contactless interaction.
TU students, faculty and staff who prefer the remote model may fill out this form to request up to 10 items per week. Items will be available for pick-up at the green FoodShare donation bin on the second floor of the University Union across from the information desk. An email will be sent once items are ready for pick-up. If you did not visit the FoodShare during the Fall 2020 semester, please also fill out the intake form prior to utilizing FoodShare's services. Email foodshare AT_TOWSON with any questions or concerns.
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.
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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 Thursdays from 3pm to 6pm, as well as by appointment and through our remote pick-up model. Please see above for information on our remote pick-up model or 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.