What is Hawkeye Meal Share?
Hawkeye Meal Share is an initiative that gives students the opportunity to donate their unused guest meal swipes online to any undergraduate, graduate, or professional student in need at the University of Iowa. Students experiencing food insecurity will be able to receive meals by contacting Student Care & Assistance in the Office of the Dean of Students. All of this is possible thanks to the collaboration of the Office of the Vice President for Student Life, Office of the Dean of Students, University Housing & Dining, University of Iowa Student Government (UISG)/Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG), Food Pantry at Iowa, Associated Residence Halls, and the charitable students of the University of Iowa.
What is Food Insecurity?
Food insecurity is the lack of access, or financial resources to access, a sufficient amount of quality, affordable, and nutritious food. Access to quality food is important for college students in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle and be successful in and out of the classroom. Additional information regarding food insecurity and University of Iowa students, faculty, and staff, can be found on the Food Pantry at Iowa website.
Students wishing to donate meals can do so by clicking on the Donate Meals button below. You will sign onto the University Housing and Dining Hawkeye Meal Share portal and enter the number of unused guest meals you want to donate. Donated meals will be carried over each semester to ensure access to meals for all students throughout the year.
If you do not have a meal plan but would still like to contribute, click the Donate Funds button below, then enter the amount you would like to donate and under gift instructions enter “Meal Share”.
Request meal assistance
If you are a University of Iowa student experiencing food insecurity, you can request assistance through the Hawkeye Meal Share program by filling out a short form at the request link below. Student Care & Assistance will contact students to discuss support, eligibility, and the process for obtaining meal assistance. If you have an immediate need, please call or stop by the office, otherwise requests will be responded to within 24 hours.
For questions or to discuss the Hawkeye Meal Share Program, please contact Angie Reams or Nikki Hodous in Student Care & Assistance by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 319-335-1162. Student Care & Assistance is located in the Office of the Dean of Students in 135 Iowa Memorial Union.
Food Pantry at Iowa
Location: 209 Iowa Memorial Union
Hours: Mon 3:30-7:30 pm, Wed 12:30-7:30 pm, Thurs 5:30-7:30 pm, and Fridays: 10-2 pm (donation drop off)
Restrictions: Need to present a University of Iowa student, staff, or faculty ID
Johnson County Crisis Center Food Bank
Location: 1121 Gilbert Court, Iowa City, IA 52240
Hours: Mon/Wed/Fri 12:00 - 4:30 pm, Tues 12:00 - 7:00 pm, Thurs 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
CRISIS LINE: (319) 351-0140 Website: http://www.jccrisiscenter.org/
Coralville Ecumenical Food Pantry
Location: 1002 5th St., Coralville, IA 52241
Hours: Tues 2:00 - 6:00 pm, Thurs 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Sat 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Restrictions: Must be a Coralville resident
North Liberty Community Food Pantry
Location: 89 North Jones Boulevard North Liberty, Iowa 523317
Hours: Mon/Wed/Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Tue/Thurs 10:00 am - 12:00 pm & 3:00 - 6:00 pm
Restrictions: Residents from Iowa City and Coralville receive limited services
Solon Community Food Pantry
Location: 122 N West St., Solon IA 52333
Hours: Mon 2:00 pm - 6:00pm
The River Community Church Food Pantry
Location: 3001 Muscatine Ave, Iowa City, IA 52240
Hours: Wed 12:00 pm -5:00 pm
Restrictions: Must be an Iowa City resident