FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cal Poly Campus Dining
Feb. 7, 2018
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly has launched a meal-share program that aims to ensure all students have access to nutritious meals every day.
The Mustang Meal Share program allows all freshmen with a meal plan to donate up to 10 meals per academic year and help fellow students who are struggling with food insecurity. The program is self-sustaining, and provides an easy way for food insecure students to receive support while remaining anonymous. All unused plan credits will be rolled over to provide continued support to students on campus.
“This program empowers students to be part of campus-wide student success on a very personal level,” Campus Dining Director Spyros Gravas said. “And it further supports our Mustang family by expanding access to healthy and delicious food that will nourish students and promote success.”
The program supports Cal Poly’s Basic Needs Initiative, which is a commitment to ensure that finances, mental well-being, and access to food and housing do not become obstacles to student success. Campus food programs include an on-campus representative who can offer information and help students enroll in CalFresh, access Cal Poly’s campus food pantry, and the Mustang Meal Share program.
To donate a meal, students can go to https://www.calpolydining.com/diningprograms/freshman/mustangmealshare/, download the Mustang Meal Share form, fill it out and email it to [email protected] from their calpoly.edu email address.
Students in need of a meal can contact the Dean of Students office at [email protected] or (805) 756-2472.