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Location Information

There are three Replenish locations:

Kirkhof 074 - Allendale Campus: open weekdays from Noon to 5 pm.

Steelcase Library - DeVos Campus (1st floor entrance): open during library hours.

CHS 343 - Cook-DeVos Center for Health Science building: open 8 - 5.
IMPORTANT - This location is currently unavailable. 


You must present your daily Covid-19 assessment and be wearing a mask upon entry.



How does Replenish work?

How to visit

Replenish is a completely free resource available for all students. All you need to bring is:

  • Your student ID;
  • A passed daily Covid-19 assessment;
  • and a reusable grocery bag.

Students are permitted two visits per month but emergency accommodations can be made.


Can I donate to Replenish?

How to help

Replenish always accepts walk-in donations at the Allendale location.

Be on the lookout for donation opportunities around campus. Many student organizations, faculty and staff groups, local community members, or individual lakers hold donation drives.

We collect pantry stable foods, hygiene items, household cleaning supplies, and new or lightly used school supplies.

For the most accurate information about what we need or if you plan to donate more than a few grocery bags worth of items please contact us!


Contact Replenish

If you have questions about accessing Replenish or need to make special arrangements for usage please contact our Allendale location at (616) 331-STOR (7867). We are only available during our business hours.

Hours of operation vary during the COVID-19 campus closure. Call ahead to ensure availability. 

Replenish is located on the lower level of Kirkhof in room 074.



Laker Meal Share Program


The Laker Meal Share Program helps support students in times of hardship by providing meals to meet immediate needs. Campus Dinning and the Dean of Students Office have teamed up to help create the Laker Meal Share Program. This program allows GVSU meal plan users to contribute guest meal swipes from their meal plan each semester. Contributed meals go into a pool that can be used to provide access to Campus Dinning for students who might otherwise go hungry.

Meal swipes from meal plans are contributed by the campus community and given out on an as-needed basis. Contributions and requests are accepted during fall and winter semester. Laker meal share program now open, request a meal today!

Only currently-enrolled students are eligible for the Laker Meal Share program.

Submit a Meal Request


New Eligibility for SNAP

As of April 1st SNAP benefit requirements have changed.  The following NEW exemptions may allow you to apply and get immediate approval.  If you meet one of the following:

  1. If you are eligible for Work-study (even if you are not currently receiving it).
  2. If you have an expected family contribution (EFC) of $0 in the current academic year. (Pell eligible students have an EFC of $0).

Apply online at MDHHS - Food Assistance (


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Page last modified March 21, 2022