Emergency Meal Card

Are you facing a food crisis? Have you run out of food and do not have enough money to buy more?

The Emergency Meal Card program provides students experiencing a food crisis with hot and nutritious meals from the City Eats Dining Hall on campus. Meals are donated by Sodexo through a partnership with Swipe Out Hunger as well as by students, faculty, staff and community members.

How Can I Get an Emergency Meal Card?

Unfortunately due to campus operation limitations, meal cards are not available during the summer term.  Students can submit a meal card request for the Fall starting in August. If you are experiencing challenges access food over the summer, we encourage you to reach out to the Food+Shelter+Success team.

Emergency Meal Card Details

  • Meal cards are reserved for students who currently do not have adequate access to food.
  • Requests are processed within 1-2 business days
  • Students can receive a max of two cards per semester
  • Meal cards expire at the end of the academic semester
  • Meal cards hold ten meals and can only be used at City Eats

For information, email BasicNeeds@sfsu.edu.