Emergency Meals

Emergency Meal Card Program – On-Campus Use:

This community meal-sharing program helps elevate student food security by providing free meals at City Eats Dining Hall to SF State students facing barriers accessing enough food.




  • Meal cards are reserved for students who currently do not have adequate access to food.
  • Students can receive a max of two cards per semester and additional cards, please email Basicneeds@sfsu.edu and describe your food crisis.
  • Meal cards expire at the end of the academic semester
  • Meal cards hold ten meals and can only be used at City Eats
  • Meal cards can only be used on campus

For information, email BasicNeeds@sfsu.edu.


Due to high volume of Meal Card requests in the beginning of the semester, we are now requiring students to make appointments for Meal Cards. These appointments will be available on Mondays and Thursdays. https://calendly.com/mealcards For any questions, please email basicneeds@sfsu.edu

Fill out this Basic Needs Request Form.