Emergency Meal Fund Program
Nearly 25% of college students experience some degree of food insecurity at some point during their collegiate career. If you or someone you know is experiencing food insecurity, please keep reading so we can provide assistance. This program is grounded in trust. Requesting or referred students will receive funds.
Access to Emergency Meal Funds is available through the Office of Student Life for students who are experiencing food insecurity - the lack of reliable access to sufficient quantities of affordable, nutritious food. Emergency Meal Funds assist students with purchasing a meal or food supplies at any of the campus dining locations or local food service businesses that accept ACCESS Card transactions or provided gift cards.
Through this program, Flex Dining Plus Points are added to a student’s account so the student can purchase meals in any of the campus dining locations or local food service businesses that accept ACCESS Card transactions. Due to the generosity of members of the Santa Clara University community, the Office of Student Life also has an inventory of gift cards to stores such as Safeway, Target, and other similar stores to give to students in need.
- Be a registered Santa Clara University graduate or undergraduate student,
- Complete the online registration form on the Office of Student Life website, and
- For the purpose of helping to provide a long-term solution regarding any food insecurity, meet with an Office of Student Life representative to discuss potential resources and support services.
When to register or refer a student:
Consider registering for this program or referring a student if food insecurity is present or there is a financial need. Food insecurity is the lack of reliable access to sufficient quantities of affordable, nutritious food.
How to register:
Complete the following intake form and a member of the Office of Student Life will contact you or the student you are referring within 1 workday to meet with the student. The purpose of the meeting is to apply the funds to the student’s ACCESS Card and/or provide gift card(s), and to discuss potential resources and support services.
Requests are confidential and will be honored without questioning the legitimacy of the need.