The MSU Student Food Bank is open bi-weekly on Wednesdays, from 5:30 p.m.– 7:30 p.m. in the Olin Health Center Dining Room (West Entrance). Please verify distribution dates and times by calling (517) 432-5136 and listening to the outgoing message.
Each distribution, students have a choice of canned vegetables, fruits and soup; pasta; rice; and cereal. In addition, other items are provided as they become available, such as: macaroni and cheese, peanut butter, canned tuna, pre-packaged meals, fresh fruits and vegetables, hygiene products, etc. Food offerings for a given distribution depend on budget restrictions and availability of products.
Students are asked to check-in at the front table with their MSU Student Ids and then have a short interview. The interview allows the student to choose which products are most useful to them, and not receive products for which they have no use. The student’s selections are then bagged for them by volunteers while the student can choose several items from the “free-will pickup” area. The amount of food that students are given will be adjusted according to the number of people in their household, either family members or roommates.
MSU undergraduate and graduate students who do not have an on-campus meal plan are eligible to use the food bank. To receive food, students must present their MSU student identification EVERY time they come to the food bank. At the beginning of each semester, students must present a proof of current MSU enrollment that includes your name, MSU ID number, and the number or credits for which you are enrolled (a copy of your bill stub or schedule from STUINFO). All clients are eligible to come to the Food Bank on every distribution date.
Distributions are held on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, in the Olin Cafeteria (Olin West Entrance) on the following dates:
Fall 2013 Semester
September 11 and 25
October 9 and 23
November 6 and 20
Spring 2014 Semester
January 8 and 22
February 5 and 19
March 12 and 26
April 9 and 23
**Please verify distribution dates by calling and listening to the outgoing message at (517) 432-5136.
***For summer distribution dates, please call (517) 432-5136 and listen to the outgoing message.