Students now able to donate meal swipes to food pantry, meal bank

December 8, 2017 | UToday
By Ashley Diel



To help students who may be struggling to find where their next meal is coming from, UT has started a new program that allows students to donate their extra meal swipes to those in need.

Students will have the option to donate swipes to either the bank of meals or the UT Student Food Pantry.

The bank of meals consists of available swipes that can been redeemed at either of the dining halls. To utilize a swipe, students should contact the UT Student Food Pantry.

If students decide to donate to the UT Student Food Pantry, the monetary value of a swipe will be given to the pantry so staff can use the money to keep the pantry stocked.

“The University of Toledo has a strong tradition of helping others and being a strong family. This is a great opportunity for students to be part of a culture of giving and caring,” said Dr. Sammy Spann, associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students. “The donations directly support their classmates.”

To donate, students can go to the front register at either South Dining Hall or Ottawa House East and let the clerk know they would like to donate a swipe.

“This meal swipe donation will help ensure all students at UT can focus on their academic success without having to worry about where their next meal is going to come from,” Spann said.

For more information, contact the UT Student Food Pantry at 419.530.2171.