Laker Meal Share Program

Request a meal

What does it mean to request a meal?

If you are in immediate need of a meal and don’t have an active meal plan, you are welcome to submit a request for meals. Upon completion of your request, someone from the Laker Meal Share program will review your request and may authorize a certain number of meals to your Student ID Card for use at Fresh Food Company (Allendale) and Plaza Cafe (Pew Campus). Approval and assignment is based upon need and availability of donated meals. Please note: Only currently-enrolled students are eligible for the Laker Meal Share program.

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This form is only OPEN DURING NON-BREAK DAYS DURING THE ACADEMIC SEMESTER. You can NOT request a meal during the university's scheduled breaks. Due to limited resources, meals are only available while the supply lasts. Thank you!

Meal Request Form

Fill out the form below to request a meal.

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Laker Meal Share Request Form

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Please also be aware of several other food resources both on and off campus.


Please refer to our Food Directory here.


Michigan Food Assistance (SNAP/Bridges) is a federally funded program that provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of those in need. Students who meet eligibility rules might be eligible for SNAP to help buy groceries.


Love, Inc offers order a food pantry box! It provides food and basic personal care items to families and individuals in need in Northeast Ottawa County. Orders must be placed by Tuesdays at 4pm for pickup on Thursdays 1-5pm at our Allendale New to You store.


Downtown Pantry - Community Food Pantry near our downtown campus.




If you have questions about the Laker Meal Share program, please contact us at  us at [email protected] or call at (616) 331-7867

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Page last modified January 17, 2023