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Campus Food Pantry Program

The Office of the Dean of Students aims to develop and sustain an innovative campus food pantry program for Boise State students facing food insecurity, offering nourishing and cost-effective meal and snack options as well as nutritional guidance and education.

Location: Office of the Dean of Students (Campus School, Suite 120)
Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8:15am-4:45pm

All students welcome! Just bring your student ID card.

We are so thankful to be a part of such a generous community. If you are interested in donating food, please refer to our donation form and recommended donation list that will help provide meal kit ingredients and healthy snack options for students:

To ensure quality of product, please be sure that donated items are not expired, not dented, and unopened.

For monetary donations, please click button below to be routed to the donation form.

For questions, email

Meal Assistance Program

In partnership with Campus Services and Aramark, the Meal Assistance Program provides no-cost meals to Boise State students facing food insecurity. Recipients will receive 10 meal swipes to be used within a two-month timeframe.

Learn more about how to apply for the Meal Assistance Program

Student Emergency Fund

The Student Emergency Fund provides financial assistance to Boise State University students who are in danger from withdrawing due to unanticipated, temporary financial hardships resulting from emergency or crisis situations (e.g., accident, illness, death of a family member).
Learn more about how to apply for the Student Emergency Fund